The Syrian Civil War has become a breeding ground for wanna-be jihadis. Thanks to the massive number of old military weapons floating around, practically any terrorist in Syria, or Iraq for that matter, can get battlefield experience and then use that experience elsewhere.
Some of these terrorists have been able to get their hands on state-of-the-art American military equipment courtesy of the retreating Iraqi army. However, much of what the Islamic State terror group and other such organizations have been using is old Cold War-era weaponry.
A video has begun circulating the web showing a couple fighters in Syria operating an old piece of artillery. These fighters were milling about when all of a sudden an artillery shell exploded nearby, causing their antiquated cannon to explode as well.
It’s quite spectacular to watch, actually:
The video itself gave no indication of where it was shot, or if the men featured in it were actually jihadists.
The video’s title, however, indicated that these were rebels shelled by the Syrian army — and it is doubtful that the men shown were part of the Syrian army because of the way they were dressed and the antiquated cannon they were using.
There are multiple videos circulating showing terrorists in Syria and Iraq trying to use old pieces of military hardware only to have them blow up in their faces or be destroyed by vastly superior opposition forces.
Unfortunately, these old pieces of military hardware are still capable of inflicting serious damage on civilian populations, as we have seen throughout the four-year war.
The United States government tried to arm some of these “moderate” rebels with more advanced firepower, but that ended about as well as you’d think it would.
Being a terrorist can be such a drag, especially when all you have to work with is second-hand junk.
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