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Nearly two years after the start of Syria's popular uprising, the conflict has evolved into a slow-moving, brutal civil war with many players and no clear end in sight. Multiple rebel groups across the country continue to fight President Bashar al-Assad's forces, using any weapons they can get their hands on. While the rebels are using many modern weapons, they've also come up with their own makeshift solutions.
Originally posted by Montana
This pic alone is worth reading the whole article. I LOVE the expressions on these guy's faces!
Originally posted by Montana
reply to post by solarstorm
Don't sugar-coat it, man. Tell us what you REALLY think of them....
Now how 'bout them weapons?
Originally posted by RalagaNarHallas
if any one checked out the comments section you can find out that the "catapult" they labeled is actually a trebuchet and of a design that was made by American hobbyists(MURLIN look for it on youtube)....also didnt any one else think it was probably not the best plan for that guy to be smoking while loading those home made mortars? and the fact that they are combining modern tech with ancient ones shows how crafty they really are makes me think of the old hank song country boy will survive but with an Arab twang of "a mortar ,a home made missile and a 4wd will help the Syrian rebels survive"
Originally posted by Tardacus
You have to really love shooting pumpkins into the air to make something like that
This Al Jazeera shows off some of the improvised technology being developed in support of the rebel forces in Libya. Among the wares is a repurposed Power Wheels toy outfitted with a machine gun.
Originally posted by solarstorm
There is nothing "Syrian" about those rebels. Those are foreign invaders, buckets of wasted sperm. Look into the eyes of those maggots, drugged up and glossed over. Those bastards ruined that country.
so it seems we have some forces on the ground involved in training(probably green berets if from America for example)
WASHINGTON — The United States is significantly stepping up its support for the Syrian opposition, senior administration officials said on Wednesday, helping to train rebels at a base in the region and for the first time offering armed groups nonlethal assistance and equipment that could help their military campaign.
One source said the United States was also expected to announce a large increase in assistance to the Syrian National Coalition, the main civilian opposition group. The announcements could come as early as Thursday in Rome, where U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet coalition members at a "Friends of Syria" meeting of mostly European and Arab nations supporting the opposition. The steps would reflect a U.S. desire to do more to help the opposition in the conflict, in which an estimated 70,000 people have died since protests against Assad erupted nearly two years ago, while stopping far short of a full-blown military intervention, for which Washington appears to have no appetite. The moves, however, might not satisfy some members of the Syrian National Coalition, which last week said it would boycott the conference out of frustration at not receiving more assistance and only agreed to come on Monday.