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Flying under the radar, Syria's 'Special Purpose' Mi-17s
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Syrian Arab Air Force's Hip fleet is perhaps best known for its leading
role in the indiscriminate bombing of civilian areas across Syria with
what have popularly become known as barrel bombs, an act that has
defined the usage of aerial assets durin...

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Hide and Peek, Syria's BRDM-2s
By Stijn Mitzer and Joost Oliemans The Boyevaya Razvedyvatelnaya Dozornaya Mashina, literally 'Combat Reconnaissance Patrol Vehicle', better known as BRDM, is an iconic vehicle that has largely been absent from the nearly seven-year long Syrian Civil War. W...
Hide and Peek, Syria's BRDM-2s
Hide and Peek, Syria's BRDM-2s
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A Forgotten Army: Transnistria unveils new type of multiple rocket launcher
By Stijn Mitzer and Joost Oliemans Transnistria, officially named the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (PMR),
is a breakaway state in Eastern Europe that has remained in the shadows
ever since its self-proclaimed independence as a Soviet republic in
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Sanctions Busting, SyrianAir acquires A340 passenger jet via Iran
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Sanctions Busting, SyrianAir acquires A340 passenger jet via Iran
By Stijn Mitzer and Joost Oliemans SyrianAir can look back on a turbulent six years of operations serving a country thorn apart by Civil War. Heavily impacted by the implementation of sanctions against Syria in 2012, preventing the airline from buying new a...

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Syria Rearms: Russian deliveries of BMP-2s and 2S9s arrive
By Stijn Mitzer and Joost Oliemans After the first delivery of T-62Ms and BMP-1s to the Syrian Arab
Army earlier this year, new imagery coming out of Syria has now
revealed that more types of armoured fighting vehicles have recently
been sent to the coun...

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Flying under the radar, Syria's 'Special Purpose' Mi-17s
The Syrian Arab Air Force's Hip fleet is perhaps best known for its leading role in the indiscriminate bombing of civilian areas across Syria with what have popularly become known as barrel bombs, an act that has defined the usage of aerial assets during th...

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The spoils of Brigade 93, captured by the Islamic State
Boosted by the large quantities of weaponry and ammunition captured at Regiment 121 just more than a week ago, fighters of the Islamic State took overran another regime stronghold in Nothern Syria on the 7th of August 2014, Brigade 93 . This base, part of D...

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Probe-and-drogue, the story of Libya's ill-fated in-flight refuelling programme
Libya's aerial refuelling programme has only been rarely reported on since its inception in the late eighties, and suffered from a series of setbacks that ultimately led to the abandonment of the programme. Nonetheless, this ambitious project has definitely...

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Suicide drones: The Islamic State's newest threat?
The battle for Mosul has entered its seventh month of fierce fighting for the largest city in the hands of the Islamic State, with the most difficult fight for Mosul's Old City still to be fought. Facing a much stronger opponent with a large number of armou...
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