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Opposition snipers versus Assadís tanks in Syriaís Aleppo
Alarabiya.net ^ | Sunday, 26 August 2012 | AFP ALEPPO / SYRIA

Posted on 08/25/2012 4:12:31 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay

In Aleppo’s Mashhad neighborhood, rebels man a series of sniping positions, eyeing the government forces and their tank just 50 meters (yards) up a sniper alley from behind a short wall of sandbags.

There are other tanks nearby, and when they fire the boom reverberates through otherwise quiet streets almost empty of civilians.

The fighters spot a young boy carrying belongings wrapped in a blanket as he approaches the sniper alley, and call out to him.

“Hey you, boy, stop right there!” one fighter shouts. The boy freezes, standing by a shouldering pile of rubbish, then dashes across the alley at the rebels’ signal.

They stop him as he arrives safely on the other side, suspicious that he could be a spotter for the government forces nearby. They ask him

(Excerpt) Read more at english.alarabiya.net ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aleppo; assad; israel; lebanon; russia; saifaldawla; syria; waronterror

1 posted on 08/25/2012 4:12:41 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay

Sniper motto: “You gotta get out of the tank to take a dumb sometime.”


2 posted on 08/25/2012 4:18:52 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: PLMerite

dumb = dump


3 posted on 08/25/2012 4:20:00 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: PLMerite

Lots of ways to force folks out of tanks.
Take away their oxygen, make it waaay hot, throw in a hive of beeeees, or blow the mother up.
As well as others.


5 posted on 08/25/2012 5:27:55 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: fight_truth_decay

Check out the hairstyle on that sniper. I wonder where he’s from?


6 posted on 08/25/2012 7:07:40 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: ArmstedFragg

Chechnya?


7 posted on 08/25/2012 7:11:14 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks fight_truth_decay.


8 posted on 08/26/2012 2:22:36 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: ArmstedFragg

He might be American. I won’t be surprised to find US has special forces there. We are wintessing a huge landslide in US politics towards Middle East. For some reason Israel was replaced by Al-Qaeda as a major partner. Osama’s killing was essential PR move to eliminate him as an obvious visual obstacle for a new alliance.
I don’t have idea why this administration is so fond in ditching any moderate player in ME and propping every bloody radical.
Mrs. Clinton as a pigeon of peace is really disgusting. She looks like that same pigeon crapping every place it flies over.
We are yet to see a huge militant anti-western islamist supestate on ruins of all these countries steamrolled by Arab spring.
Are they looking for a crisis or what?


9 posted on 08/27/2012 7:27:22 AM PDT by cunning_fish (.)
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To: ArmstedFragg

He might be American. I won’t be surprised to find US has special forces there. We are wintessing a huge landslide in US politics towards Middle East. For some reason Israel was replaced by Al-Qaeda as a major partner. Osama’s killing was essential PR move to eliminate him as an obvious visual obstacle for a new alliance.
I don’t have idea why this administration is so fond in ditching any moderate player in ME and propping every bloody radical.
Mrs. Clinton as a pigeon of peace is really disgusting. She looks like that same pigeon crapping every place it flies over.
We are yet to see a huge militant anti-western islamist supestate on ruins of all these countries steamrolled by Arab spring.
Are they looking for a crisis or what?


10 posted on 08/27/2012 7:27:28 AM PDT by cunning_fish (.)
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