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In Photo: Turkish-Delivered Armoured Vehicles In Hands Of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham

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In Photo: Turkish-Delivered Armoured Vehicles In Hands Of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham

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Recently, Turkey has delivered a high number of various weapons and equipment to so-called “moderate rebels” in the Syrian province of Idlib. It seems that a part of these “moderate rebels” was members of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda). The photo above shows the Turkish-provided M113 armoured personnel carrier with a flag of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham.

Turkish sources will likely try to explain this by claiming that the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham flag there is just a decoration and only “moderate rebels” use the equipment.

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  • Barba_Papa

    Hey look, yet another unmodified Turkish armored vehicle. Even the Israelis had heavily modified their M-113’s to survive in the ATGW era in the early 80’s. And yet the Turks still have these unmodified death traps in their inventory 40 years later? The Turkish army is a paper tiger. No wonder it relies so heavily on Jihadi meatshields for its military operations.

    • Maximus Decimus Meridius

      Yav he he

  • Xoli Xoli

    There is no moderate rebels all Erdogan terrorists just destroy their tanks and disarmed or kill all.

  • Zionism = EVIL

    These are moving coffins as the brave Ansarallah have shown in Yemen, these 1950’s vintage tin can be knocked out by RPG’s let alone modern Russian and Iranian ATGM. There will a lot of cooked headchoppers soon.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/185608e46c15ab969494313ed6e66c00e384fe34094e192ee50060c4b3b5ff98.jpg

    • Selbstdenker

      Nobody told the guys, that the M113 is made from aluminum. It was shocking for me, when I was shown this during my army times.

      • Zionism = EVIL

        Correct, it was designed after the Korean war and a slightly armored tracked all terrain personnel carrier, a slightly larger version of the British Bren Gun carrier. It was devastated in Vietnam thanks to Russian RPG-7 and then the first generation of wire guided rather primitive ATGM. Its design is flawed for modern combat and is toast in front of the 5th generation laser guided tandem warhead ATGM with fire and forget mechanism..

    • Willing Conscience (The Truths

      The Turks modernized the M113A2 with upgraded armor but I don’t think they’ll be giving them to the terrorists, just the hand me downs the Turks don’t want to use anymore, which would be the be models you described, the death traps.
      With friends like Erdogan who needs enemies, even when he’s doing his terrorist mates a favour he’s not really doing them a favour at all, it’s more like he’s doing the SAA a favour. :]

      • Zionism = EVIL

        The crappy M-113 in the photo looks like the vintage version. But the Jew fucks had sold them some upgrade kits for both the M-113 and M-60 designated Sabra. Even that did not work out well against modern ATGM :)

        • Willing Conscience (The Truths

          The SAA will be happy to know the Turks aren’t that much safer in their new variants, they’ll be finding out exactly where all the weak spots are, and the best warheads to use, I wonder what the terrorists will think when they find out that they’re all driving around in deathtraps, the stupid retards probably don’t have a clue. :]
          When they find out the truth the hard way they may not be too happy with Erdogan, too late. :]

      • FlorianGeyer

        The bonus being that the Jihadis will be cremated in situ in a sparky inferno. A jihadi Holocaust :)

    • rightiswrong rightiswrong

      Yanks used to ride on top of these bean cans, such is the weakness of the side and belly armour.

      It’s like arming the Native Americans with Home Depot axes!

  • Georgios

    And nobody worries for the support of lunitec fanatatics by Turkey.

  • Ingo Adam

    It’s tragic. But you can’t avoid losses in war times. The SAA must lurn to fight an real army – instead of just chasing ‘militant rebels’.

    • geopolitica

      i am lauthing bro travel to syria you will see alaouite familly who loose 3 4 children and still have one fighting turkey is gone tast SAA and it will be hard to swallow without cia help

  • Peter Jennings

    Perhaps the SAA should come to some agreement and give these weapons and vehicles when captured to the PKK to see if they can make use of them. That may just spur the Turkish admin to think twice about borders.

    Whilst rightly reprimanding the isreali regime for their genocide of Palestinians, Erdogan’s words over Idlib kinda sticks in the throat and emerges as hypocrisy. No amount of weapons supplied to the terrorists will affect an outright SAA victory. The tide has turned and the surf is pouring in.

  • nick1111

    Time to drop some ammo on Erdogan himself