DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:15 P.M.) – With the long-awaited battle for Idlib province draws near, jihadi groups are preparing to defend their last bastion in Syria after sustaining heavy losses countrywide.
A 10-minute video released by the newly-founded National Liberation Front features the elite “Unit 82” of the Special Forces, which specializes in urban warfare.
The footage shows the unit’s training with high-powered weapons somewhere in Idlib province.
The National Liberation Front is a newly-established operation room which includes Ahrar al-Sham, Nour al-Din al-Zinki movement, Failaq al-Sham among other rebel factions.
The new alliance was formed to fight off the Syrian Army’s offensive on the jihadi-controlled Idlib.
The elite Unit 82 is reportedly funded, trained and armed by the Turkish Army.