On May 9, the Turkish-backed National Front for Liberation (NFL) released four videos showing attacks with anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) on the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in northern Hama.
In the first three video, NFL fighters can be seen hitting three battle tanks of the SAA near the town of Qalaat al-Madiq and the Saker hill with Kornet and Konkurs ATGMs.
The fourth video shows Turkish-backed militants targeting a static position of the SAA, where a Kornet launcher was stationed, near the town of Kafr Nbudah. The position was targeted with a Kornet ATGM.
The NFL was formed last August, when several Turkish-backed groups in Idlib and western Aleppo, including the Syrian Liberation Front (SLF), merged their forces. Back then, Syrian opposition activists reported that Turkey had played a key role in the creation of the new force.
The Turkish-backed coalition was attacked by Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) on several occasions. Despite this, it is still defending the terrorist group’s positions around Idlib, as seen in the new ATGM strikes.
The SAA suffered from heavy losses as a result of these ATGM strikes. However, they failed to stop, or even slow down its advance in northern Hama. Few hours ago, the army was able to secure several towns and hills in the region.