Syria Fires Scuds at Rebels


Intermediate range ballistic missiles in a civil war? Is that a first?

Forces loyal to Bashar al-Assad’s regime have fired Scud missiles at rebel fighters in Syria, according to US and Nato officials, in what appears to be a further escalation of the conflict. In Brussels, a Nato official said a number of short-range ballistic missiles had been launched inside Syria. The official said:

    Allied intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance assets have detected the launch of a number of unguided, short-range ballistic missiles inside Syria this week … Trajectory and distance travelled indicate they were Scud-type missiles.

This was on Al Jazeera’s Syria Blog:

Speaking to Al Jazeera from Washington, Mark Perry, military and foreign affairs analyst, says the reports are “credible”, but the use of the unmanned missiles is a “very desperate measure” by the forces of Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian president.

I would say using manned missiles would be far more desperate measure, wouldn’t you?

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6 Responses to Syria Fires Scuds at Rebels

  1. notamobster says:

    Manned Missiles would be the shizznit.

    Just so the hajji’s felt at-home, they should make the seating out of a vest & harness. Then they’d look like they were wearing a bomb missile vest before launch.

  2. AFB says:

    Wonder how many of those missiles were run through Benghazi?

  3. Dave J says:

    If you got em…whats the point in not sending em down range? What do you want to save them for? Dont get me wrong I have some unfired old ordinance in my modest bunker….but I am considering popping off a few rounds ….just to be able to cycle in some fresh inventory.

  4. BaconNeggs says:

    Crazy. Say hello to my little friend!

    I guess this means they have Air support left if they are popping off SAMs and SCUDs to get the head chopping SODs.

  5. Greg says:

    Almost fully Erect.