The Hazm Movement, a US-backed opposition group in Syria, has used TOW anti-tank missiles in support of an operation conducted with a US-designated terrorist group.
Islamic State military leader Omar al Shishani and ’emir of suicide bombers’ Tariq Bin Al Tahar Bin Al Falih Al ‘Awni Al Harzi were among five members of the group added to the terrorism list today.
The US added the Chechen-led Jaish al Muhajireen wal Ansar and the Moroccan-led Harakat Sham al Islam, as well as Murad Margoshvilli, the leader of the Junud al Sham, to the list of Specially Designated Global terrorists. The Margoshvilli and the two terror groups are closely tied to al Qaeda in Syria.
In well over a dozen countries, evidence has emerged that jihadists who trained or fought in Syria are engaging in terrorist activities in their home countries and elsewhere.
The al Qaeda-allied Islamic Front is using US TOW antitank missiles in clashes in Aleppo against the forces of President Bashar al Assad and allies.
Jihadists from across the globe have been flocking to Syria over the past several years, and some are no doubt passing through training camps run by al Qaeda and allied groups.
The Azeris fought alongside the Muhajireen Army, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham, or the Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant, al Qaeda’s official branch in Syria.
The video includes footage of the building and detonation of a small homemade bomb, as well as exercises in small fire team tactics and an obstacle course.