Skip to comments.New Saudi-supplied missiles boost rebels in south Syria
Posted on 08/15/2013 9:10:22 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
AMMAN (Reuters) - Rebels in southern Syria have fired newly acquired anti-tank guided missiles supplied by Saudi Arabia in a significant boost to their battle against President Bashar al-Assad, rebel, intelligence and diplomatic sources say.
Several Russian-designed Konkurs anti-tank weapons were used in a rebel attack this week on an army position in Deraa city near the Jordanian border, said a source in a rebel brigade linked to the Western-backed Supreme Military Council.
Missiles were also fired around Laja, a rebel stronghold in the rugged region stretching north to the outskirts of Damascus, according to Faiq al Aboud, a member of the Al-Mutasem Bi'Allah brigade whose account was corroborated by other fighters.
The recent flow of Saudi-backed arms reflects concerns in Riyadh at the slow pace of progress by rebels in the south and concern that al Qaeda-linked groups could exploit the stalemate to expand their presence, said a Western diplomatic source.
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The question is, are they hitting anything significant?
From Saudi Arabia (via Benghazi?)
Looks like a fairly heavy weapon.
Doesn’t look like a fire and forget weapon. That means the crew must put themselves in the open while the missile is guided to the target.
It looks a commie version of the TOW missile.
Wire guided and tracks a light source in tha back of the missile.
Several Russian-designed Konkurs anti-tank weapons were used in a rebel attack this week on an army position in Deraa city near the Jordanian border...
Merkavas’ killer missile.