Rebels with Surface to air missiles.
Rebel fighter shows off a captured Surface to air missile after rebel forces overran a weapons stockpile in Abu Kamal. 8-31-12.
Rebel gun truck fires on a Syrian army outpost as rebels attempt to overrun it in Idlib, 8-10-12
I post this because, after watching many personal videos of the syrian army, one thing glaringly sticks out..... The grizzled old sergeants I see w the big faces and lol sometimes cool mustaches. I comment on this bc i find it significant, many of you veterans here know that the backbone of a fighting force are those veteran career soldiers who the old ones will take orders from and the new ones look to for guidance in times of battle. In the videos i watch, they pop up over and over again and to me that says a couple of things: 1) these guys arent going anywhere, they were borne soldiers and will die old soldiers. 2) they have been there and done that, 1980's the syrian army was busy!!! 3) the experience they have can carry the younger ones until they gain combat experience, and believe me they are. ------ I have grown an interest in these types of videos bc you can learn more about the conflict on the ground and the people involved, by watching how they act, facial expressions, presence on camera denoting leaders, etc... I learn something everday. OH and you will notice the heavy alawite presence in the rebublican guard by the lighter skin. I know stereotypes arent goood lol Until my next post, later friends
Syria: Al Qaboun bus station a terorist sniper is attacking a clearing tank.