BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:10 P.M.) – A new image that surfaced on social media this evening showed the NATO-designated terrorist organization, Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS), with a U.S.-made armored vehicle in the Idlib countryside.

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According to observers, Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham was photographed with a U.S.-made M113 armored personnel carrier (APC) in an undisclosed location in the Idlib countryside.

The APC, which has made a rare appearance at the Idlib front, was likely given to Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham by the Turkish military or the National Liberation Front (NLF).

Recently, the Turkish military has transported a large number of vehicles to the Idlib front to help the militants fend off the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and to prepare for a wide-scale counter-offensive to retake the areas they lost over the last few weeks.

 

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Karen Bartlett
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Karen Bartlett
2020-02-10 23:13

Why am I not surprised?

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-02-11 15:39
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Maybe will you be surprised by other M113 users!
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Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-02-11 15:47
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Iran bought hundreds of the 80,000 M113 built. BTW, M113 is no more built for a while as it’s totally outdated (1960 technology) and the aluminium hull only protects from 7.62 bullets, but Turkey builds a copy…

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Stern Daler
2020-02-11 20:12
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IMHO Turkish camouflage paint scheme. 80.000 build by US. Modern armies like US phase them out now. So they are military surplus.

Nobody is surprised here – I guess.

Assad must stay
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Assad must stay
2020-02-11 00:47

It seems that the cowards are thinking they are men with the help of mister Erdogolum.
But cowards are cowards and stay cowards for ever.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-02-11 15:49

You’re mistaking between two words in “co” : they’re not “cowards”, they’re “cockroaches” in need of pest control.

Long Live Syria
Long Live Syria
2020-02-11 06:13

RUAF should hunt these NATO hardware ruthlessly and destroy them as these are now used against SAA. Turki is now actively & openly participating in this Syrian war and aligning itself with the Islamic Jihadis HTS & TIP & NLF trying to show that it is protector of the population in Idlib.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-02-11 15:44

Iran and Hezbollah also WIDELY use “these NATO hardware”.
VKS (RuAF) might bomb Hezbollah + IRGC if they target M113s : their FLIRs are not in colour!

Stern Daler
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Stern Daler
2020-02-11 20:26

NATO is no country that designs arms. The M113 was US developed and produced by the Food Machinery Corp. It was first sent to USAREUR to replace the mechanized infantry’s aging M59 APCs in the 1961/62 times. Now It is slowly phased out by the US. Several countries among them Turkey, Egypt and Iran copied the design and have produced clones or evolved models in their own factories. Turkey: 2,813 still remaining in service.

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Nestor Arapa
2020-02-11 04:22

Erdogan ya entró en combate directo con el gobierno Sirio, pregunto: ¿Qué pensará al respecto Putin?

Diego Prendergast
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Diego Prendergast
2020-02-11 05:13

Espero. La alianza responderá.

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FairsFair
2020-02-10 23:15

Be interesting to hear from the American administration about fellow NATO member, Turkey, handing over American weapons to HTS, i.e. a rebranded al Qaeda of 9/11 New York notoriety.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-02-11 16:03

There are still 46 countries or “organisations” still using the old M113

Daeshbags-Sux
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2020-02-11 20:24
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including : – Iran – Iraq – Lebanon (Lebanese Army) – Hezbollah – Kataib Hezbollah – Turkey (near 2200 still in service!) – Jordan – Egypt – Yemen – Israel -Saudi Arabia Former users : Al-Mourabitoun; Amal Movement; Army of Free Lebanon; Kataeb Regulatory Forces; Lebanese Arab Army; Lebanese Forces; Zgharta Liberation Army (a.k.a. Marada Brigade); Progressive Socialist Party/People’s Liberation Army (PLA); South Lebanon Army; United Nations… Pretty popular with Lebanese militias, and those shown can have been captured from Hezbollah or IRGC too! Now is there someone having noticed that most of the time, these cockroaches use Russian-made BMP… Read more »