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DAMASCUS, SYRIA (7:25 P.M.) – US-supplied anti-tank missiles are taking their toll on the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), inflicing dozens over casualties over the past few days.

On Monday afternoon, Jaish al-Izza (Free Syrian Army faction) launched a TOW missile towards a unit of SAA troops inside the newly liberated village of Maazraf, killing a number of government soldiers in the process.

In the video, FSA militants said the troops were Iranians; however, this has become a common phrase among rebels for anyone fighting on behalf of Bashar Al-Assad.

Similar footage emerging over the past week shows the destruction of a T-55 tank and an upgraded T-62 tank along with an alleged 150 SAA soldiers in one instance.

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Stern Daler
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2017-03-27 22:27
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Sorry for the wounded and dead. Notice however the aftermath.
Not all are dead.

p.s. And the comment about the claimed 150 SAA soldiers. TOW is expensive and for tanks and not very affective against soldiers in the open.

Zack
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2017-03-28 00:37
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Yeah the SAA maybe had 5 – 10 casualties in that video not 150 soldiers impossible …the TOW can kill only direct hit soldiers and dont left shrapnel after the impact !!!

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2017-03-28 06:49
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Absolutely. At least if it is a dedicated anti tank missile.

p.s. I do not like the habit some down vote comments just because they do not like the info posted.

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2017-03-28 09:05
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Thus, 6kg of explosives in a vacuum tandem-warhead, better not be around… even if there are few (not no!) shrapnel, count on the surface impacted (visibly a wall here) to project some. Not great to be around the point of impact, definitively. Stern : TOW is not expensive at all for a guided missile : they are built for 50 years. The cost is about $15k. What is expensive is the launcher : about $1.1-1.2M. If you want smth expensive, look at the Javelin : you end with a $80k cost… Let’s say that if a soldier uses a Javelin… Read more »

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2017-03-28 09:24
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Better not be around. But it should be hospital not fir You buy. Look at the pics of the aftermath. They are not all dead.

And the claimed 150 from the other attack are 1001 nights!

p.s. Lots of development. The problem is the cost.
15k is expensive for 3-5 footsloggers when MG fire would do.

Blabe
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2017-03-27 21:52

I dont get it. They know terrorist are equipped with US TOW, they know their range, they know they hold that opposite house and its in TOW range. Yet they gather in plain site …. Do they have scouts, sentries, anything at all !?

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2017-03-28 06:51
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Yes much too self confident. But IMHO it is a fault of their leaders.

p.s. I do not like the habit some down vote comments just because they do not like the info posted.

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2017-03-27 21:08

Commanders should be sent to martial court for endangering lives of soldiers with so stupid gathering in the open.
SAA lost more man like this only by stupitidy. Think if all killed soldiers by TOW were alive..

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2017-03-28 06:55

Yes. And it should be made part of training to better cover the own a*s.

p.s. I do not like the habit some down vote comments just because they do not like the info posted.

m.ivanisevic
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2017-03-27 20:53

I dont understand that they may be so stupid. 100s of their friends and comrades were killed by TOW strikes and they still dont take it serious.

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2017-03-28 06:56
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They definitely are careless. And so are their leaders.

p.s. I do not like the habit some down vote comments just because they do not like the info posted.

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2017-03-28 09:14
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No way a single TOW could have killed 150 a few days ago : there are only 6kg explosives and it’s a shaped vacuum tandem charge destined to pierce armour, not to spread thousands of anti-personnel shrapnel. You’d need to hit an oil-truck or an ammo stockpile to achieve such a result.
Always remember : in a war, the 1st casualty is… the truth!

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2017-03-28 10:12
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Yes. And even in the video here You see that not all are dead.
150 is definitely 1001 night.

Nestor Arapa
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2017-03-28 00:55
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Estas armas entran desde Turquía por Idlib, es por ello la necesidad de cerrar esta frontera.

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2017-03-28 06:54
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Definitely.

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2017-03-28 03:45

a small tactical setback.
hardly worth reporting.

weird they gather like this when they know the enemy has many TOW teams out.

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2017-03-28 04:55

FINISH THEM OFF

THIS IS THE RESULT OF LETTING REBELS IN GREEN BUSES

IF YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO FINISH THEM OFF FINISH THEM WITHOUT MERCY

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2017-03-28 13:16

Brave soldiers. They don’t always have an answer to TOW attacks and can’t always keep out of the way, has again been a problem in this counter but they prevail even if slowly.

Oğuz
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2017-03-28 08:09

I don’t understand. Why FSA don’t shoot them while they carry wounded and dead. Don’t have ak-47 or sth?

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2017-03-28 10:17
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Kardesh, yes absoluetly. I do not understand why they used a TOW at all. MG and AK 47 salvos will do. TOW cost 15k and are for tanks not footsloggers.

FSA cannot shoot here. They are Qaeda. All Your “moderate” Takfiri joined Qaeda. Except the Turkmen and FSA mercenaries near Manbeji. Tongue out.

p.s. I also do not understand why they vote down comments just because they do not like the opinion. That is crude.

Except maybe for some outright Fascist or racialist slurs.

Oğuz
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2017-03-28 11:42
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Kardeş,
Possibly they don’t have guns.

Assad attacks FSA instead of Qaeda related militia. That’s not fair.

People generally vote person instead of opinion. Voting opinion is fine, person is not. You might tell me faschist or racialist. That’s fine. But tell me directly..

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2017-03-28 15:21
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No Kardes, what soldiers are not accompanied by men with a rifle?

All Idlib joined the army that is dominated by Qaeda.

p.s. We have others here that I mean when I speak of racists. I usually vote You and Daeshbags Sux up.
But I do not usually agree. I rarely vote anyone down.