first published on August 2, 2016 by Josh
When used properly, even the oldest tank can be a devastating force on the battlefield. Jaish al-Islam is one of the moderate rebel terror organizations fighting in the Syrian Civil War. Their overall objective is an Islamic rule of law in Syria.
In this video, we see just how formidable they are when compared to other groups. Their fighters fearlessly follow behind a tank as it conducts a near suicidal advance against a regime position. Momentum, not training, is the key to their success, and they utilize violence of action quite well.
It also helps that the Syrian Army itself is only a shell of what it used to be. They now rely heavily on mercenary forces who flee at the first sign of a loss, and conscripts who have zero battlefield awareness and even less training.