During a raid in the eastern countryside of Daraa, the Syrian Armed Forces seized 2 American supplied TOW-missiles, 32 Israeli manufactured mines and other improvised weaponry from a truck driver who was arrested during the confiscation.

Since the beginning of the war, the TOW-missile has been utilized very effectively by rebels to take out hundreds of Syrian Arab Army (SAA) tanks. Some MENA analysts have even argued the anti-tank guided missile has “kept the revolution alive”.

Although it is unclear if the CIA supplies the TOW-missile directly to Syrian rebels, a Saudi Arabian official said the Gulf Kingdom had given 500 TOW-missiles to rebel forces last summer, while Qatar is also believed to be a major supplier.

Footage from the bust can be seen here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8Gx8j6RCOc

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daeshit sucks
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daeshit sucks

There were 2 kings named Louis XVI and Phalaris. Both ordered a new mean to apply death penalty, the 1st chose the guillotine, the 2nd adopted the branzen bull… Both had the same fate, giving a try to their own infamous death machines… Well, there must be a way to smurggle these TOWs in order to send them back to their real owners… I’m not thinking about a door delivery : if it works against a T-72 tank, it way take care of some limousine too… I’m not talking about gtting some pawns, a knight or a tower but about… Read more »

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Haven’t you noticed that these terrorists NEVER kill any politicians and NEVER attack Israel?

wilbur
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wilbur

How long before these missiles cross the Mexican border and take out some Civilain airplanes at an airport near you?