Sunday, June 2, 2013

Russian And Iranian Military Tech Is Making A Difference In Syria's Civil War

Forces of Syrian President Bashar al Assad are seen in Arjoun village near Qusair town May 30, 2013. REUTERS/ Rami Bleible

Russian, Iranian Technology Is Boosting Assad’s Assault On Syrian Rebels -- Washington Post

RAMTHA, Jordan — Sophisticated technology from Russia and Iran has given Syrian government troops new advantages in tracking and destroying their foes, helping them solidify battlefield gains against rebels, according to Middle Eastern intelligence officials and analysts.

The technology includes increased numbers of Iranian-made surveillance drones and, in some areas, anti-mortar systems similar to those used by U.S. forces to trace the source of mortar fire, the officials and experts said. Syrian military units also are making greater use of monitoring equipment to gather intelligence about rebel positions and jamming devices to block rebel communications, they said.

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My Comment: It is hard to fight a foe who is better armed than you .... and in Syria .... doubly so when thousands of Hezbollah soldiers from Lebanon are deployed to add to this technical and weaponry advantage.

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