BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Army has neutralized a leading rebel commander along with his bodyguards in southern Aleppo province by means of a precision drone strike.
According to reports, the militant commander in question was Fouad al-Sarmah. He and the two bodyguards who protected him belonged to the Turkish-backed rebel group Faylaq al-Sham (or Sham Legion).
Specifically, Fouad al-Sarmah and his men were in the town of Khalsah at the time of being struck – Syrian Army aerial reconnaissance identified him, tracked his movements and then delivered the attack.
A military source speaking to Al-Masdar News claims that the Syrian Army is about to deploy considerable drone forces in northwest Syria as part of a new strategy to eliminate key militant positions and high-value targets (such as commanders) with pin-point strikes.