US Training & Equipping Syrian Rebels: US-Made Anti-Tank Missiles Already In Use. Kerry: U.S. Plans To More Than Double Aid To Civilian Syrian National Coalition
New York Times says training already underway in unnamed country in region; Secretary of State Kerry to announce transfer of direct aid to rebels including food, medical supplies
American Anti-Tank Missile Filmed In Syria
The following video posted on an activist channel for Talbiseh, Homs shows a very unusual projectile previously unseen in the conflict
The projectile belongs to an American M47 Dragon, a wire-guided anti-tank missile in service with the US military until 2001.
A diagram of the projectile is shown below
“Octol” refers to the type of explosive used, more details of which are here.
M225 is the type of warhead, and HE refers to high explosive.
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DEPT OF STATE:
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(Photo) SecKerry and opposition leaders from Syria prepare for a photo after their meeting this morning in Rome.
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