DAMASCUS, SYRIA (6:30 P.M.) – The anti-tank missiles supplied by the US government to the Syrian rebels have ended up in the hands of the Syrian Army as militants in Daraa handed over all their weapons as per a reconciliation agreement with the Syrian authorities.

At least 7 launchers for the US-made, anti-tank TOW missiles were handed over, along with other weapons and ammunition, by rebel fighters in the eastern countryside of Daraa.

This comes as 27 towns and villages have accepted a surrender deal with the Syrian Army after days-long negotiations brokered by the Russian military.

The government forces have so far received huge quantities of tank shells, machineguns, ammunition, as well as several BMPs and armored vehicles.

Zen Adra | AMN

 

Zen Adra | AMN
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Yep.
Syrian protestors back in 2011 turned into rebels and went to their local gun hobby shop and bought as many of these American made TOWs and related missiles as the shop could provide. Sure! Believe that and you’d believe anything

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These were bought in 2014! Actually, Saudi-Arabia bought 15,000 TOW missiles and 750 launchers from Raytheon for $1.1B (count around $15k/missile and $1.1M per launcher). This is not even an open secret : it’s absolutely public since it was an absolutely legal sale! Purveying these to non-state “actors” is far more dubious under international law. We can assume that since Bashar called Iran for help, the al-Saud reaction was to counteract Iranian influence which is very badly seen from Riyadh for obvious reasons. Until then, I think that Qatar was the main funder of all this shït. TOWs became a… Read more »

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ameritards in their emperor clothes – clear as day – accomplice to all war crimes like the u.n. – zio total losers

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“clear as day” => Except the TOWs weren’t given by the Yankees at all : these were a present from king Abdulla al-Saud.

“accomplice to all war crimes”
=> Because SAA, Hezbo or IRGC don’t do war crimes? So USA is accomplice with them?
NO ONE IS INNOCENT, baby!

“like the u.n.”
=> And your country is a member state too.
And strangely, doesn’t respects the UN charter by leading proxy wars or funding/arming several notorious terrorist organisations with huge records of deliberately targetting civilians, using human-shields, etc etc etc.
NO ONE IS INNOCENT, baby!

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Note that Tiger Forces already used some of these seized TOWs.
No need for training : Iranian Toophan ATGM is nothing else than a reverse engineered TOW.