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Subject Free "Syrian" Army stronghold equipped with Milan missiles
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Original Message [Comment: In the mainstream media we are told they are civilian protestors. Since when did civilian protestors get organised enough to be able to buy, smuggle, and learn how to use this very modern weaponry? NexusEditor]


Free "Syrian" Army stronghold equipped with Milan missiles

The Battle of Homs was particularly deadly for the belligerents on both sides, as well as for civilians. During the first three days, the Syrian Arab Army was warded off by the rebels that blocked all entry points to their neighborhood. They destroyed all approaching armored vehicles using Milan missiles. Ultimately, the Syrian Arab Army had to resort to multiple rocket launchers to bombard the Milan firing posts, at the risk of causing heavy civilian casualties.

Each Milan shooting station, located on every street going into Bab Amr costs 100,000 euros, and each missile about 12,000 euros. The missiles were fired at a rate two to three rounds per minute. This equipment is manufactured by North Aviation (France) and MBB (Germany). It is supposed to have been given to the Free "Syrian" Army by the United Kingdom and Germany.

In April 2011, Doha officials acknowledged that Qatar had delivered Milan missiles to Libyan insurgents from Benghazi to help overthrow the Arab Jamahiriya, by way of the UN resolution that allowed the delivery of "defensive weapons" (sic) to the Libyan opposition.

Voltaire Network, 16 February 2012
[link to www.voltairenet.org]

PS: Suggest you also read "Syria's Uprising in Context" at: [link to www.voltairenet.org]
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