DAMASCUS, SYRIA (9:05 P.M.) – Hay’at Tahrir al Sham released a short video on Tuesday showcasing its most elite fighters at an undisclosed location in Syria.
The jihadist militants appeared in state of the art gear, likely smuggled across the border from Turkey. Hay’at Tahrir al Sham is the single largest rebel group in Syria and an arch enemy of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).
Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham spawned an elite unit today. Gear looks similar to that used by Jaish al-Fateh during its western Aleppo city assault. pic.twitter.com/su6517xs0a
— Chris Tomson (@TheDaneChris) March 14, 2017
The jihadist unit is known as the so-called ‘Inghimasi’ fighters. This seasoned contingent is usually deployed for suicidal infiltration operations and can be designated as assault troops.
Hay’at Tahrir al Sham was formed on January 28 as several rebel factions, including the group formerly known as Jabhat Al-Nusra (Syrian Al-Qaeda branch), merged together.
On the very same day, Jaish Al-Fateh also announced the formation of its special forces in the provincial capital of Idlib: