VIDEO: Jihadists upload propaganda video of Syrian Army fleeing from their positions in Idlib

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January 15, 2018 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

IDLIB, Syria – In a celebratory manner, the Idlib Free Army, a branch of the Free Syrian Army, has uploaded a video showing the Syrian Army fleeing Khuwayn yesterday in the southern countryside of Idlib.

The aerial footage is used as propaganda purposes, however, context is never given in such videos.

A common tactic that has been used by the Syrian Army, and seemingly never learnt by militants in Syria, pro-government forces often abandon positions and towns when jihadists launch a counterattack. 

Once positions are cleared and jihadists occupy the new site, the Russian and Syrian air forces usually launch a barrage of bombing raids with the assistance of the Syrian Army artillery units, decimating jihadist positions.

This has worked to great effect throughout the war, and is usually followed by a Syrian Army rapid offensive.

The Free Idlib Army are allied with jihadist forces in Idlib, most significantly with the Al-Qaeda affiliated Al-Nusra Front.

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