Al Nusrah Front shows captured Humvees in Aleppo

The Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda’s official branch in Syria, has released a photo report detailing the “spoils” of war gained after battling Syrian regime troops and their allies in southern Aleppo. The photos show at least two US-made Humvees that were seized during the battle.

Captions at the bottom of the photographs claim that fighters from Al Nusrah “seized two armored vehicles from Iranian forces and Iraqi militias near Tal Hadiah in the southern Aleppo countryside.” It is unclear which Iraqi militia Al Nusrah is referring to as the Humvees are unmarked. However, the flag of the Shiite militia Kata’ib Hezbollah [Hezbollah Brigades], a powerful Iranian proxy in Iraq, was also seen in another photo released by Al Nusrah. Other Iraqi militias that are known to operate Humvees are also fighting alongside troops from the Syrian regime, Iran, and Hezbollah in Aleppo. It is also unclear how the Humvees made it to Aleppo, however, it is possible that the armored vehicles were transported by Iranian forces.

The photos can be seen below:



Caleb Weiss is an editor of FDD's Long War Journal and a senior analyst at the Bridgeway Foundation, where he focuses on the spread of the Islamic State in Central Africa.

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