Militants fighting for the Al Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front in Syria have released images showing them posing with American anti-tank missiles captured from Western-backed rebels.

The terrorists are seen wearing military fatigues as they pose with deadly American-made BGM-71 TOW missiles in a warehouse in Atarib, a town 15 miles west of the city of Aleppo.

The showboating images show the masked militants pointing to America logos on cardboard boxes filled with food and weapons, which were seized when the Western-backed moderate rebel group Harakat Hazm recently disbanded and allowed their headquarters to be overrun with jihadis.

The emergence of the photographs comes as Nusra Front militants announced they are considering splitting with Al Qaeda in order to create an antonymous terror organisation that can rival the Islamic State’s reign of terror in Syria and Iraq.

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