Ahrar al-Sham – Battle Field Archers – anti tank training

Video released from Harakat Ahrar ash-Sham al-Islamiyya, shows the basic training of a group of infantry militants with the recoilless anti tank gun. The video is subtitled in English.

Unfortunately this group is without Toyota and humps the gear through some rough terrain, one of the heftier members struggling to keep up.


This weapon was reportedly used by AQAP militants, in April 2015 (here), and has been spread far and wide due to its popular use amongst almost every infantry force on the planet. The main attraction of this weapon is it’s “point and fire”, there is no complicated geometry or Pythagoras stuff here. Just snap it together, point and pull the trigger. The group shows their ability setting up the weapon and then by blowing up some buildings and target range practice. Knowing your adversaries abilities and the depth of their training will give any fighting force an advantage which is why it is important to archive and study such videos.


This spreadsheet shows information regarding the cost per round (here).

Ahrar al-Sham’s apocalyptic vision for Syria and beyond (here)