Defense One: Weapons of the Syrian War: Overview
From chlorine gas to Kalashnikovs, barrel bombs to cruise missiles, the Syrian conflict shows what 21st-century militaries and armed groups can bring to bear.
The Assad regime’s bloody reaction to the 2011 Arab Spring ignited one of the most lethal rebellions in modern history, placing it in the crosshairs of more than 1,000 armed groups: rebels, Kurds, defectors, extremists and countless others, including foreign military experts. Taken together, the opposition is better equipped than any the world has seen in generations, according to Charles Lister, Middle East analyst and resident fellow at the Middle East Institute.
“Syria represents the Afghanistan of the 21st century, but on steroids. The scale of jihadist militancy in Syria is one thing; the capability that they have acquired,” Lister said, “is at least in my opinion unprecedented in modern history.”
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WNU Editor: Defense One gives a fascinating view into all the weapons involved in the Syrian war. The list is below:
Weapons of the Syrian War: Small Arms
Weapons of the Syrian War: Tanks
Weapons of the Syrian War: Artillery
Weapons of the Syrian War: Airpower (Syrian)
Weapons of the Syrian War: Airpower (Non-Syrian)
Weapons of the Syrian War: Cruise Missiles
Weapons of the Syrian War: Suicide Bombers
Weapons of the Syrian War: Advisors