Syrian Military Shoots Down Suicide Drones In Northern Hama (Photos)

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On August 21, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) shot down three DIY suicide unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) over the town of Abu Dali in the northern Hama countryside. According to local sources, two other UAVs landed in an empty area near the town without exploding.

Syrian Military Shoots Down Suicide Drones In Northern Hama (Photos)

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Syrian Military Shoots Down Suicide Drones In Northern Hama (Photos)

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Syrian pro-government activists believe that the UAVs were launched from the opposition-held areas in the northern Hama countryside. The UAVs were likely on their way to strike positions of the SAA and the Tiger Forces around Abu Dali.

The UAVs are made of plastic, wood and use an electrical motor for propulsion. This type of UAVs have been never seen in Syria before. However, the technology used in these UAVs is very similar to the one used in the armed UAVs that have been repeatedly shot down near Hmeimim airbase.

Radical groups such as Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), Horas al-Din and the Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) are likely behind the development and usage of these types of UAVs. This poses a serious security threat as these UAVs are made from off the shelf martials.

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  • FlorianGeyer

    The fuselage of the drone appears to be made of commercial plastic waste pipe for sinks and baths etc in domestic housing . Certainly in Europe anyway.

    • AJ

      Yep it looks real expensive! – must be all of $300

  • Paul Barbara

    But don’t worry, the headchoppers have given the US their ‘word of honour’ that they will not re-export the technology to their friends in Europe.

    • FlorianGeyer

      It is going to be a ‘I told you so moment’ when such anonymously made drones are used to bomb a football stadium or a petrol station etc in Europe. There are sooooo many soft targets for a returning hardened and trained terrorist ‘to die for ‘.

      NATO countries will be in panic when the US/Israeli gift of Pandora’s Box is opened in the EU.

      • Concrete Mike

        If they dont follow the iran sanctions they willbsurely show up in europe

        • Paul Barbara

          And be blamed on Iran, or whomever is the ‘enemy of the month’, just as the Galdio attacks (just a couple of examples: Bologna trian station bommbing, 84 dead, 200-odd injured, and the Brabant Supermarket shootings, blamed on the ‘Reds’ but carried out by CIA-set-up and controlled ‘Stay Behind Armies’, which became a tool for destabilising Europe and creating a ‘Strategy of tension’).
          Check out ‘Operation Gladio’, read the books.
          And watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGHXjO8wHsA

      • Cedric Hunter

        I agree. They know not what they do

  • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

    niceeee

  • Paul Barbara

    And be blamed on Iran, or whomever is the ‘enemy of the month’, just as the Galdio attacks (just a couple of examples: Bologna trian station bommbing, 84 dead, 200-odd injured, and the Brabant Supermarket shootings, blamed on the ‘Reds’ but carried out by CIA-set-up and controlled ‘Stay Behind Armies’, which became a tool for destabilising Europe and creating a ‘Strategy of tension’).
    Check out ‘Operation Gladio’, read the books.
    And watch: ‘Operation Gladio – Full 1992 documentary BBC’