Militant groups operating in southwestern Aleppo released a statment with some fresh threats against the Syrian Army, Russian and Iranian forces deployed in the province of Aleppo. The video released by militants revealed that they possess RPG-29 “Vampir” reusable rocket-propelled grenade launchers.
The RPG-26 was the last RPG to adopted by the Soviet military before the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. The RPG-29 is a shoulder-launched, unguided, tube-style, breech-loading anti-tank rocket system designed to be carried and used by a single soldier. Its range is 500m.
This is not the first time when militants showcase RPG-26 launchers. Such weapons were repeatedly shown by militants operating near the city of Aleppo. Some of them can also be obtained on the black weapon market in Greater Idlib. These facts could serve as another confirmation of reports about illegal weapon trade that involve various forces operating in this part of Syria.
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