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DAMASCUS, SYRIA (11:15 A.M.) – The Islamic State is increasingly using armed drones to its dirty work, deploying a number of them to fend off renewed attacks conducted by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in rural Aleppo.

Targeting a Tiger Forces position near the newly liberated town of Al-Mahdoum, a remotely operated ISIS drone dropped an artillery shell on a SAA T-72 tank, heavily damaging its rear armor and prompting nearby infantry units to disperse:

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Chris Tomson | AMN

With over a month to set up a defensive line on the Jirah Airbase axis, ISIS used both anti-tank missiles, suicide bombers, drones and various types of weaponry to have the SAA pay a big price for the capture of two villages on Wednesday.

Nevertheless, Tiger Forces contingents – backed by allied Al-Baqir tribesmen – are now gearing up for the looming assault on Jirah Airbase which is surrounded on three flanks.

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Student currently living in Denmark. Special focus on news from Syria, MENA map-making and strategical military analysis.

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So why don’t they have anti-drone measures as in Hama? This is also a Russian-supported offensive I guess?

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2017-05-11 18:54

SAA HAS TO ATTACK FROM ALL 3 SIDES AT ONCE WITH HEAVY ARTELLIERY AND HELICOPTER GUNSHIP AND LIBERTAE JIRAH AIRBASE . SAA SHOULD CONFUSE THIS ISIL ZIONIST SCUM.ASAP THEY WILL RUN LIKE RAT.