Yesterday, Islamist insurgents led by Jabhat al-Nusra (Syrian al-Qaeda group) captured the village of al-Qarassi in southern Aleppo after amassing a handful of armored vehicles and dozens of fighters to storm the formerly government-held village.

About ten Syrian Arab Army (SAA) soldiers and Iranian paramilitary fighters were killed during the battle for al-Qarassi although dozens of government troops managed to retreat, according to the footage which was released by Jabhat al-Nusra’s media wing.

The video is available here:

The capture of al-Qarassi, Khan Touman and a handful of nearby villages reverses some of the gains made by the SAA during a major government offensive in late 2015.

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Guest
Guest
2016-06-10 01:52

Why post terrorist propaganda? Who cares about Nusra’s “insane battle footage.” You glorify terrorists and their actions.

daeshit sucks
daeshit sucks
2016-06-10 12:02
Reply to  Guest

Nope! You seem to don’t understand what happens on this video. The word insane means really insane : they’re good for sanitarium! Errr, nope : it’s a war zone : it won’t be sanitarium, it’ll be cemetary instead… Show this to my friends who were pro-militaries in the Commando Hubert (same thing as brit SBS), 2e REP (French Foreign Legion/Paratroopers), RPIMA (Marines-paratroopers), RIMA (Marines) and they would ROFL seeing this. Let’s be clear : of the infantry you see here, in the case of they may not be bombed/shelled or exploded in their APCs, only one, maybe two would likely… Read more »

Eee
Eee
2016-06-11 04:17
Reply to  Guest

It’s informative to see how the other side fights. We get videos from the SAA side too, I don’t see a problem.

John
John
2016-06-10 02:49

Is anyone else concerned that Al Qaeda now have armored columns that they appear to be able to deploy successfully. 15 years of fighting the war on terror and this is where we have arrived?

Balkan
Balkan
2016-06-10 11:48
Reply to  John

for last data i read 80% of USA mechanized vehicles given to “Rebels” are now in the hands of ISIS or Nusra. A large part of the “rebels”, join terorist organizations right after they get their equipment and guns from the USA. Nusra have alot of tanks too

maza
maza
2016-06-10 03:39

shame on SAA can’t fight with few terrorist. in video terrorist with no planing haphazard fighting. a synchronized military attack may prevent them. sorrow for SAA. i support saa but feeling bad

daeshit sucks
daeshit sucks
2016-06-10 13:03
Reply to  maza

Guerilla tactics = engaging soft spots… They are attacking an infantry outpost with tanks. Although the shithadists fight really dumb, unless the platoon has at least some Milan-like missiles and these are nor Frenc Foreign Legion guys who carry 60kg equipment with cyber-aussault-rifles that allow you to stay in cover and blow a head in the fog @600m, Eryx missiles and PGM Hecate II bad-a*s sniper rifles, this platoon would be stupid to try to compete with a T-62/T-72 and several APCs+technicals… In this case, you retreat/take cover and call for artillery, tanks or air support. Unfortunately, they didn’t knew… Read more »

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warhead
2016-06-10 03:44

Where are the mi 28 gunships. They need to station in the south Aleppo with SAA for close air support in times like these to support the army.

daeshit sucks
daeshit sucks
2016-06-10 13:07
Reply to  warhead

There are not so many russian aircrafts and choppers. In fact, there are more aircrafts on the USS H.Truman than there are russian aircrafts in Syria, but russians take a heavy intensity job when USN will send two F-18 😉

Алексей Рябов
Алексей Рябов
2016-06-10 04:35

Russian speech heard 10 second before end of the video

daeshit sucks
daeshit sucks
2016-06-10 12:09

it’s a walkie-talkie’s sound recorded through the camera’s mic. There can be russian shithadists in their group or the WT is listening on SAA frequencies and there’s a russian talking and in this case, it’s no good news for our insane troop : I don’t understand russian, but it may be a spetsnaz calling for air-force and maybe he has a pointer aiming at the area so there’s no need for the pilots to precisely target : just drop and it will go straight were it has to.

Eee
Eee
2016-06-11 04:14
Reply to  daeshit sucks

The Russian voice is saying “Enough! Enough!” (Vsyo-vsyo-vsyo-vsyo!) then “Understood” (Ponyal).

Ivan S
Ivan S
2016-06-10 07:33

how can they use so much armor and technical and not get destroyed by airplanes, i mean where is arisupport? o.O

daeshit sucks
daeshit sucks
2016-06-10 13:20
Reply to  Ivan S

Because planes don’t fly at the speed of light, there are around 10 fronts for SAA, planes can at best fly 2, maybe 3 missions a day (or one every 2 or 3 days for F-22 or the future F-35), most of SyAAF planes are out of use, the remaining ones are +40y old and use the out of use ones’ spare parts, after 5y of war, huge losses against hundred of thousands of fanatics heavily armed by the shithadist axis and a country heavily destroyed so the economy has madly shrank, you can’t expect a close air support in 5 minutes, be realist.

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Bleipriester
2016-06-10 10:11

Lol, you freaking guys! First you lurk for more b****y footage then you complain of it. AMN brings important news but when a Syrian soldier starts the engine of his tank, AMN is going to deliver a braking news about the event. But you are right. We don´t want terrorist propaganda! We have it all day proudly presented by established media outlets. AMN, keep on working but don´t lose the spirit of true journalism.

féadfaidh
féadfaidh
2016-06-10 12:10

Were is the Russian air support . ample targets in the open. I bet SAA wishes the Su-25s were back in syria

Tai Hai Chen
Tai Hai Chen
2016-06-10 03:20

I don’t give a f**k about Nusra. Post vids about SAA and allies s’il vous plait. This is a war, not a joke. War is about life or death.

daeshit sucks
daeshit sucks
2016-06-10 11:21
Reply to  Tai Hai Chen

SAA and russians are making war, Nusra makes videos 😉

daeshit sucks
daeshit sucks
2016-06-10 11:26
Reply to  daeshit sucks

It is estimated that about +200k shithadist entered the country to join wahharabid gangs… There’s not time to shoot videos for syrians and their allies : they shoot bullets instead.

malleni
malleni
2016-06-10 05:34

Stupid jihadist=zionist propaganda.

Really strange that AMN spread it.

Propaganda video
Propaganda video
2016-06-10 05:37

Its filmed like a computer game. Blokes firing uncontrollably. (into the dirt mound in front of them, sometimes above it into the sky at 0:53, 1:00, 1:12 – a group of Rambos! ) Look at the idiots at 2:58-3:02. If there was any enemy in the building, they would be DEAD. What a garbage. It is a propaganda video glorifying war, aimed at the very stupid 16 years old boys. The message is: “Come among us! You can shoot like this with a real weapon! You can be RAMBO!!! It’s FUN!!” And the idiots do join. There is a young… Read more »

Anonym
Anonym
2016-06-10 06:48

This Chris Thomson is a CIA asset.
He is with terorists. a Mossad plant.

mh370
mh370
2016-06-10 10:13

doom horizon for syria

daeshit sucks
daeshit sucks
2016-06-10 14:17
Reply to  mh370

doom horizon for everybody : life’s a sexual transmissible disease, it’s lethal in every case except for cancer cells and it’ll end tragically… I don’t think it’ll be a doom horizon for Syria : Daesh got its a*s seriously kicked, al-Qaeda franchise has a lot of manpower and equipment but serious losses too, some rebel factions have decided to respect the russian backed truce, now, let’s just hope Assad will consider a political solution when the shithadist axis will be finished in Syria. I think an acceptable solution for everybody but the assholes who have put the chaos into Syria… Read more »

Open-mind Avenue
Open-mind Avenue
2016-06-10 10:51

did not see any casualties. Apparently JN had to retreat otherwise they had shown corpses and spoils.

daeshit sucks
daeshit sucks
2016-06-10 13:28

Clearly… But you can see the following action somewhere : you’ll see a mushroom in the distance and as comment “russian aircrafts have killed 15 civilians”… Yup : all these gun-toting douchebags aren’t militaries 😉
Unfortunately, it’s not easy for AMD to link it like the FSA propaganda on the former radar base 10 days ago then you see the mountain heavily bombed with “For a few $ more” music 😉