Two weeks ago, the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Mechanized Division and Hezbollah abruptly halted their large-scale offensive in southern Aleppo, stopping just short of the ICARDA Farms and the Idlib Governorate’s northern border.

Once the Syrian Armed Forces and Lebanese Resistance halted their large-scale offensive, the Islamist rebels from Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki, Jaysh Al-Islam, Faylaq Al-Sham, Liwaa Suqour Al-Sham and the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra” took the opportunity to launch a counter assault in order to recapture the strategic towns of Tal Al-‘Eiss and Al-Hadher; however, their success was limited to minimal gains at the Kafr Haddad front.

With the Islamist rebels unable to recover the strategic towns or Tal Al-‘Eiss and Al-Hadher, the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Mechanized Division returned from a short leave with a surprise for their enemies.

For the first time in this war, the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Mechanized Division has deployed their new T-90 Tanks to the southern Aleppo front in order to continue their push to the predominately Shi’i towns of Kafraya and Al-Fou’aa.

The T-90 Tank offers the Syrian Arab Army several features their T-55 and T-72 Tanks do not, including a 2A46M 125 smoothbore tank gun; a four-stroke V-12 piston engine; and most importantly, the Kontakt-5 ERA (explosive reactive armor).

Much of the success the Islamist rebels have experienced in northern Syria has come from their U.S. manufactured anti-tank TOW missile; however, with the Kontakt-5 ERA, the T-90 Tanks should be strong enough to endure the impact from the TOW missile.

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Don Echo Wilson
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Don Echo Wilson

Just send a A-10 or a A/C 130… and we’ll turn those T-90’s into scrape metal..

Ziad Welds
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Ziad Welds

lovely lovely very nice to see syrian army have these now and not just russians,,seems like the russians are sending in the best toys free of charge now hahahahah

Alaa Abiad
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Alaa Abiad

Finally…some balance to the american weapons generously supplied to Al Qaeda militias