BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – A special forces unit belonging to the Free Syrian Army (FSA) linked Jaysh al-Nasr militant group has just graduated from its final training course in northern Hama Governorate. Pro-rebel social media has released images of the special forces unit claiming that it is now ready to conduct operations against pro-government forces in the region.

As the images shown below suggest, the special forces unit is about the size of a platoon (likely twenty to forty fighters) and is, among rebel groups, exceptionally well-equipped, possessing contemporary camouflage gear, radios and combat vests.

Based on the pictures, the final training procedures carried out by the unit seems to include a platoon-level coordinated assault exercise in which a building is stormed and a mock close-quarter fighting drill.

Militant special forces units are broadly referred to as ‘inghimasis’ (plungers) and they generally perform as shock troops during rebel offensives.

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The US is having a laugh. Those hand to hand skills are going to be super useful against artillery, tanks, and aerial bombardment.

Title should read: Rebel special forces unit are ready to die

Rebels missed the boat; they should have been ready two years ago, when the Syrian Army was at its weakest. Now, the SAA is stronger then they have ever been, and with more combat experience than any other military in the world. The SAA might be the most dangerous ground force of our time.

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