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.
It looks very very close to an AK-74 without a flash suppressor....
Looks to me like a scoped RPK which is basically an AK with a longer, slightly heavier barrel and a beefed up receiver. RPKs shoot 7.62x39. Its a light machine gun that would roughly equate to our M249 SAW in the organization tables.