This is a new video which supposedly shows the launch of a Maysaloon-type missile. The Maysaloon is the Syrian version of Iranian Zelzal and North Korean No-Dong 1 missiles. In this case, however, i believe this to be a Tishreen, a domestic copy of the Iranian Fateh-110 missile. Below is a photo of Maysaloon-type missile …Read More
The past few days saw the reemergence of claims and counterclaims about Damascus International Airport: The rebels say they downed an “Iranian” passenger jet laden with military supplies causing the jet to go down in flames and shut the airport down. The Syrian government, on the other hand, denies such event took place and claims …Read More
M47 Dragon Anti-Tank systems have apparently found their way into Syria, a pretty unconventional sighting by most standards. Blogger Brown Moses has already wrote in detail about it. “With a history of use in Iran, Iraq, Israel, and Jordan, as well as the US, it leaves the question of the source wide open, but hopefully …Read More
“They are heading to the Syrian coast to assist in a possible evacuation of Russian citizens … Preparations for the deployment were carried out in a hurry and were heavily classified,” it quoted the source as saying.
Note: Ok, i had a few friends saying those videos are relics of Saddam-era SCUD launches. They base their theory on the accent of the narrator which they say is from the Iraqi borders area. Fair play. My counter-theory is that 1- The narrator could well be from the Iraqi borders region. Shawaya, as they’re …Read More
Now that we have established that jets pounding Aleppo are not MiGs but rather L-39s, another confusing topic is where are those jets taking off from? The prevalent “truth” seems to be Aleppo International Airport where rebels and media alike believe it to be the staging point. A quick look on Google Maps, however, proves …Read More
A few days ago, a Syrian revolution activist wrote a satirical, The-Onion-style hoax report to take the mickey out of the regime’s rhetoric. It ended up completely fooling state-owned and pro-regime media. He posted it originally on a pro-regime Facebook page, which then circulated in more than two dozen websites finally to be quoted by …Read More
The BBC’s Ian Pannell confirmed to the world yesterday that Syria was indeed using war jets to bomb Aleppo. Soon after, and while Pannell never specified, various media outlets, activists, pundits and twitteratis assumed MiGs were deployed against the rebels. I am quite certain, however, that the culprit this time is not any of …Read More