BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:10 P.M.) – Video footage (below) has emerged showing the Syrian Army deploying a new never before seen weapon system against Islamic State forces in southern Damascus.
The weapon system (shown at time 1:29 onwards) in question appears to be a DIY-modified UR-77 explosive line charge thrower mounted on the back of truck. Its official designation is not known to Al-Masdar News.
Rebel forces operating in Daraa province have been seen deploying a very similar weapon system against the Syrian Army.
Since the beginning of the Syrian conflict, government forces have developed unique artillery systems – such as the Goulan series of IRAM launchers – that greatly increase the firepower available to brigade-level formations.