The FSA linked Liwa Al-Adiyat just posted a video of their fighters firing a recently supplied TOW missile and allegedly destroyed a SAA tank on the top of Chalma mount, next to Kessab. When fighters claim they are positioned in Jbal al Turkmans (Syrian territories) several facts show that they are actually on Turkish soil. This justpaste.it was made in order to collect the evidences of this using open source data and video from Liwa Al-Adiyat.
1- Video description
Topography : rebels are evolving in a rocky area resembling to a quarry.
Main distinguishable element is the red water tanker used in quarry industry.(00:04)
Rebels are targeting the woody side of Chalma mount : « We have a clear sight of the Chalma, Dapasa and Selderan mount (1:2O) »
The elevation of TOW launcher shows rebels are +- at same height than Chalma (+-950 m)
2. Possible location :
Since we have clear sight of Chalma, Dapasa and Selderan mount, rebels are either south of Chalma or north. West of Chalma is in SAA hands and east is Kessab.
South of Chalma :
In the south of Chalma, we can’t find any quarry within 4 km (operation range of TOW). The only quarry in Syrian side at 4 km around is located east of Selderan, in SAA hands out of reach of Chalma. The southern side of Chalma is rocky, few trees while the video show clearly tank in a woody area. Here is the view from south of Chalma compared to the video, there is no match between them.
North Of Chalma : Turkish Side
– There is a quarry 2 km north of Chalma on the top of mount Bashord in turkish side.
– top of this quarry, a red water tanker (+-2,5m) like in the video.
– We got also a matching rock 2 photos
– Comparing the view from the north of Chalma and the view from video.
When rebels launched Anfal offensive, loyalists sources claimed Turkey allowed rebels ( including Jebhat Al Nusra) crossing the border and attack Kessab. This claim was dismissed by Turkish officials even when conclusive evidences about rebels Medvac in turkish soil was presented. But here we got the proof that not only Turkey allows rebels supplies and medvac but also fire from his soil toward Syrian positions.
Azouzi & Mahasham