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Turkish Made-Mortar Shows Up With Another Al-Qaeda Group In Northern Syria (Photos)

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On July 12, the al-Qaeda-affiliated “Wa Harid al-Muminin” operations room released new photos showing its militants shelling Syrian military positions in northern Lattakia with a Turkish-made HY-12 mortar.

The HY-12 is a licensed copy of the French MO-120-RT [Mortier de 120mm Rayé Tracté Modèle F1] manufactured by Turkey’s MKEK. The 120mm mortar has a range of more than 8km and can fire 6-10 rounds per minute.

Turkish Made-Mortar Shows Up With Another Al-Qaeda Group In Northern Syria (Photos)

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Turkish Made-Mortar Shows Up With Another Al-Qaeda Group In Northern Syria (Photos)

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Turkish Made-Mortar Shows Up With Another Al-Qaeda Group In Northern Syria (Photos)

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Turkish Made-Mortar Shows Up With Another Al-Qaeda Group In Northern Syria (Photos)

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The Turkish-made mortar was apparently used in the July 9 large-scale attack in northern Lattakia, which was led by several al-Qaeda groups. Dozens of Syrian Arab Army (SAA) personnel were reportedly killed, injured or captured in the attack.

HY-12 mortars were spotted before with the Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP), which is also affiliated with al-Qaeda. Prior to that, militants of the Turkish-backed National Front for Liberation (NFL) shelled the SAA’s positons in northern Hama with this type of mortar.

Several recent reports revealed that Turkey has resumed its military support for armed groups in Greater Idlib. The HY-12 mortar was apparently one of the heavy weapons supplied by Ankara.

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  • Iranian Falcon

    Turk = Terrorism & Savagism & RACISM

    • Sencer

      Calm down tiger. It is not us who officially r*pe women before hanging them just because it says ‘it is haram to execute virgins’ in your book. It is not us who officially hang people with mobile cranes in the middle of Tehran either.

      Turks constitute % 30 to 40 of your enbergo improvished and ready to explode country, if you dont show respect , one day you may wake up to a completely new country. So better watch it.

      • Shibumi

        You belong in a circus with the rest of the clowns !

        • Sencer

          At least I am not sort of a clown who believes that imperialist US and former colonialist EU states are trying to create ‘Socialist Rojava’ for the sake of the good. We know what you really are , little cheap oppurtunist.

          • Mike

            Oh god another scummy Turkish troll, go fuck off you American slaves.

          • Sencer

            American slave ? Dont think so. Go read from time to time ‘Mike’. Then may be you will learn who is supporting who and who is doing what in Syria , East Med and in Iraq and against whom you ignorant, uninformed tw*t..

            Everyone is speaking about US embergos to Turkey due to purchase of S- 400 , recent Turkish bulk of armour at ‘Rojava’ border, a pseduo statalet which is supported, financed and armed by yanks , but suddenly a moron using an anglosaxon nick appears and speaks about others being ‘American Slaves’. Unbeliavable..

  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    Grad rocket launchers, Armoured vehicles, Heavy mortars, Sophisticated drones, Intelligence and logistical support, what doesn’t Turkey do for the rebels.

  • Xoli Xoli

    Russian made air defences show up with Turkey soldiers and Turkish made mortars show up with another terrorists Alqaida in Syria.Erdogans insanity takes over with big backstabbing knife.

  • Mike

    Maybe Iran should have shot down a Russian jet, that seems to get better support from Russia the trying to have normal relations. Just look how Russia keeps supporting these sub-human Turkish terrorist. Iran would be first in line for the S-500.

    • Sencer

      May be clowns like you would better quit on commenting on the things they dont understand. Start with geopolitics, and parallel states , half witt.