… from Southfront
[ Editor’s Note: These ISIS guys learned the hard way that attacking an SAA position with superior fire power, where they were out in wide open terrain, and for some reason fighting from fixed positions, has significant downside, which they got a bitter taste of.
It is rare to get a homemade video of an ISIS crew’s last few minutes of life, in a total panic, which seems to indicate they were low grade troops being thrown away in a delaying attack in the new Al-Bakumal front.
If you watch carefully, on the horizon as the sun is going down, the Syrian guns twinkling in the distance, also seeming to be fighting from fixed positions, but more of them including ones that could take out armor. This is why fighting from a fixed position does not work out well. The second video shows the aftermath.
The SAA is now ready for these kind of counterattacks, and prefers to have them in this kind of open territory as it can take out ISIS fighting power with a minimum of losses compared to street fighting inside a city. Dear ISIS, attacking armor with machine guns is a no, no. It is better to fight from prepared defenses where you can change positions … Jim W. Dean ]
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Syrian Army and Hezbollah repelled ISIS attack on their position near Humaymah
– First published … September 18, 2017 –
On Sunday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Hezbollah repelled an ISIS attack on their positions around Humaymah village in the eastern Homs countryside near the Syrian-Iraqi border, according to the Hezbollah media wing in Syria.
The SAA killed 13 ISIS fighters and destroyed 5 armored vehicles of ISIS during the clashes. The Hezbollah media wing released a video that was recovered from a camera that was found in a one of the destroyed armored vehicles.
The video shows ISIS fighters screaming in fear, and desperately asking for help from their commanders over the radio as a tank of the SAA approaches their damaged vehicles. At the end of the video the tank fire at ISIS fighters killing them all.