The Frequency of Weapons From Iraq Inside Syria.
Syrians fighting to overthrow Bashar al-Assad are woefully under-equipped with arms. Unsurprisingly, these are conditions in which black markets proliferate. Many of the arms that are making it into the country have come from Iraq - a fact documented on The New York Times and the At War blog. We’ve been working to take a slice of what’s in circulation, the results of which we’ll publish with time on At War. But one item is in view with the several fighting groups we’ve worked beside — the Iraqi version of the Kalashnikov, known as the Tabuk, made during the time when Saddam Hussein’s military had its own Kalashnikov plant.
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Factory markings on the Tabuk. From the Hisham Haboub Battalion in the Idlib governorate. By the author. A few days ago.
A Free Syrian Army fighter rested on a school bench on a street in Aleppo.
Photography by; Goran Tomasevic
Syria Benin. Though the village of Shnan is free from regime soldiers the surrounding areas are under daily attack. Jamal, khalid, abu reesh and ahmad from the group Al Muhajerin Al Ansar heads out on a sniper mission to take down regime soldiers on a checkpoint. they manage to kill two before the return fire becomes so heavy they have to withdraw. May 23, 2012. © Niklas Meltio
March 16, 2012. A Free Syrian Army rebel is pictured mounted on his steed in Al-Shatouria village near the Turkish border in northwestern Syria.
Photography by; Giorgos Moutafis—AFP / Getty Images
A member of the Free Syrian Army shoots at the Syrian army in Al Qsair. Jan. 24, 2012
Photography by; Alessio Romenzi.
March 8, 2012. Free Syrian Army fighters gather after swearing to the Koran to fight against government troops until the last soldier is alive in Idlib, north Syria.
Photography by; Rodridgo Abd—AP.
Members of the Free Syrian Army train outside Idlib, Syria, on Feb. 7. (Associated Press)
Syrian officials provided security for visiting Arab League observers in a suburb of Damascus.
Photography by; Tomas Munita.
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