DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5:55 P.M.) – The 16th batch of newly-joined militants have concluded an 8-week military training in northern Hama as tensions escalate along the front-lines.
The fresh graduates were trained to use light weapons and underwent a combat-simulated situations.
According to a military commander of the US-backed Jaish al-Izza group, the new fighters will be deployed across the front-lines in order to fight off any potential attack by the Syrian forces.
Jaish al-Izza an FSA-linked rebel group mainly active in northern Hama countryside. The group have been supplied with anti-tank missiles by the United States, including 9K111 Fagots and BGM-71 TOWs.
In the same context, Rebel groups in Hama and Idlib are on high alert due to recent reports of an upcoming full-scale offensive by the Syrian Army with support from Russian Air Force.