BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:45 P.M.) – Today footage was released over pro-government social media showing Syrian Army forces advancing south from Al-Mayadeen city towards the strategic Syrian-Iraqi border town of Abu Kamal in Deir Ezzor province.
The Syrian Army unit seen in the footage came under attack by an ISIS tank hunter team using the US-built TOW missile system. The jihadist tank buster squad was positioned inside a nearby building.
Whilst it is unclear as to whether or not any Syrian Army troops or tanks were taken out by the ISIS anti-tank missile team, what can be confirmed is that an army sniper killed the TOW gunner as soon as his position was given away.
Syrian Army soldiers latter stormed the building and confirmed the sniper’s kill.