first published on February 11, 2016 by Will
A battle sequence from an Islamic State propaganda video shows jihadists attacking a Syrian Army hilltop fighting position. As the fighters move in, Syrian troops rain down hand grenades, rocket propelled grenades, and rifle fire, but with seemingly little effect.
Eventually it appears the Syrian troops have depleted their stockpile of grenades in the position, and the growing number of ISIS fighters begin to work up the confidence to charge over the berm for the final kill. However, they become engaged by automatic small arms fire from an alternate Syrian military position to the right and out of frame. The fire sends the jihadists scrambling for cover, and one of the insurgents appears to have been possibly assessing a wound.