BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:55 A.M.) – On Monday, Islamic State-linked fighters from the terrorist group’s defunct Jund al-Aqsa franchise formed a new armed group called Ansar al-Tahweed.

Within one day of its existence, the ‘new’ rebel militia has already undertaken what can technically be called its first combat actions – the shelling of civilians in two besieged Shiite-majority towns in northern Idlib province, Fouaa and Kafrayah.

In this capacity, Ansar al-Tahweed has teamed up with Al-Qaeda affiliate group Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham (better known by its former name Jabhat al-Nusra) which has already been shelling both towns everyday for the week with rockets and mortars.

Despite being one day old, picture evidence (shown below) reveals that the Ansar al-Tahweed already possess fire support weapons like howitzers (mounted on trucks), mortars and cannon-armed technicals.

This provokes the question as to whether or not the ‘new’ militant faction has received such weapons from other rebel groups (who would be lying to say that they are unaware of Ansar al-Tahweed’s origins).

 

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Stern Daler

Professional mercenaries of the Sultan receive such weapons.

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Gustavo Lopez Velazquez

Just send them high precision missiles, and that is, not problem.