Assad's Secret Weapon To Win Back Syria Is... Ghetto R2-D2?!

Just when you thought things could not get any weirder when comes to Syria's slow burning civil war, low-end R2-D2 shows up to remind you that anything is possible in the land of Hell Cannons and Barrel Bombs.


Tyler Rogoway is a defense journalist and photographer who maintains the website Foxtrot Alpha for You can reach Tyler with story ideas or direct comments regarding this or any other defense topic via the email address

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What puzzles me about the gunner is, that they don't even bother with stabilizing the truck against the recoil....the first shot might be on target - but every shot after is miles above the target due to the tilt of the truck. Even a few bricks or a barrel quickly thrown under one of the rear frame rails of the truck should improve the stability greatly.