Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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The Guardian


Rebels in Aleppo province shot down a military helicopter with what appeared to be an anti aircraft missile, according to video footage from activists. The footage provides possible confirmation of reports that rebels have access to the kind of heat-seeking missiles they need to stand any chance of overcoming Assad's increasing reliance on air power. Syrian rebels have slowly been acquiring portable antiaircraft weapons known as Manpads, according to the New York Times. These include stocks seized from stormed Syrian bases, and according to the unconfirmed accounts of some rebel commanders, via smuggling from outside.

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