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Saturday, August 30, 2014


Syria's Junkyard Tank

Published 10 December 2012

From a distance, it looks rather like a big rusty metal box. Closer inspection reveals the latest achievement of the Syrian rebels: A homemade armored vehicle waiting to be deployed. Sham II, named after ancient Syria, is built from the chassis of a car and touted by rebels as "100 percent made in Syria." (4 PHOTOS)

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From a distance, it looks rather like a big rusty metal box. Closer inspection reveals the latest achievement of the Syrian rebels: A homemade armored vehicle waiting to be deployed. Sham II, named after ancient Syria, is built from the chassis of a car and touted by rebels as "100 percent made in Syria."

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A Syrian rebel uses a control stick to activate the machine gun of the Sham II, the homemade armored vehicle made by the rebels' Al-Ansar Brigade, in Bishqatin, 4 kilometers west of Aleppo.