I am not quite sure what we are looking at in the picture... it looks more eastern block. I have an AK style rifle set up with a similar scope for fun, but I don’t think it would work that well for a sniper rifle.
The caption read this was a Syrian Rebel using a sniper rifle. I’ll see if I can re-locate the article it was pictured with.
There’s another poster here who generally checks out my gun postings...hopefully he will see this and tell us exactly what sort of gun he’s using.
I know nothing about them excepts guns are usually short and rifles long...LOLOL.