Thursday, 7 August 2014


By Stijn Mitzer

Boosted by the immense quantities of weaponry and ammunition captured at Regiment 121, Islamic State overran another regime stronghold in Nothern Syria on the 7th of August 2014, Brigade 93. This base, part of Division 17, was home to around fifty tanks, nearly two dozen howitzers, a large number of trucks and various other armoured fighting vehicles. Although some of this equipment was distributed to other bases prior to its takeover, the vast majority was still present on the base during the attack.