BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 A.M.) – Islamist rebels of the Faylaq al-Majd (Glory Corps) battle group have assaulted Syrian Arab Army positions in northern Hama Governorate using armor, shock troops and weaponized Toyota pickups.
The attack was filmed by Faylaq al-Majd and has since been spread on social media.
The video shows rebel forces employing motorized shock troops, (themselves armed with shoulder-fired rocket launchers and medium machine guns), cannon-armed gun-trucks and battle tanks in their assault.
In the event, the attack against Syrian Army positions by Faylaq al-Majd militants appears to have been nothing more than an opportunistic raid as, despite overnight heavy clashes, they failed to overrun any government-held areas.
It is worth noting that despite there being a ceasefire in northern Hama, Islamist and jihadist militant groups are becoming increasingly more daring in their truce violations, originally delivering small artillery strikes to now actually carrying out ground attacks against pro-government forces.