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Reuters/Abdullah - A Free Syrian Army trainer addresses fellow fighters as he conducts a demonstration on how to use anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons at a training camp in the northern countryside of Aleppo March 31, 2014.


American Anti-Tank Weapons Appear in Syrian Rebel Hands

April 9, 2014, Charles Lister

Charles Lister discusses implications surrounding Syrian rebels’ acquiring American anti-tank weapons. Lister says more videos of BGM-71 TOWs in the hands of additional rebel groups or in other areas of Syria are necessary for the development to represent a potential state-based program, but that the new weapons are worthy of investigation.

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