BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:10 P.M.) – A new image that surfaced on social media this evening showed the NATO-designated terrorist organization, Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS), with a U.S.-made armored vehicle in the Idlib countryside.

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According to observers, Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham was photographed with a U.S.-made M113 armored personnel carrier (APC) in an undisclosed location in the Idlib countryside.

The APC, which has made a rare appearance at the Idlib front, was likely given to Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham by the Turkish military or the National Liberation Front (NLF).

Recently, the Turkish military has transported a large number of vehicles to the Idlib front to help the militants fend off the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and to prepare for a wide-scale counter-offensive to retake the areas they lost over the last few weeks.

 

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Karen Bartlett

Why am I not surprised?

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Maybe will you be surprised by other M113 users!
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Iran bought hundreds of the 80,000 M113 built. BTW, M113 is no more built for a while as it’s totally outdated (1960 technology) and the aluminium hull only protects from 7.62 bullets, but Turkey builds a copy…

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Stern Daler

IMHO Turkish camouflage paint scheme. 80.000 build by US. Modern armies like US phase them out now. So they are military surplus.

Nobody is surprised here – I guess.

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Assad must stay

It seems that the cowards are thinking they are men with the help of mister Erdogolum.
But cowards are cowards and stay cowards for ever.

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You’re mistaking between two words in “co” : they’re not “cowards”, they’re “cockroaches” in need of pest control.

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Long Live Syria

RUAF should hunt these NATO hardware ruthlessly and destroy them as these are now used against SAA. Turki is now actively & openly participating in this Syrian war and aligning itself with the Islamic Jihadis HTS & TIP & NLF trying to show that it is protector of the population in Idlib.

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Iran and Hezbollah also WIDELY use “these NATO hardware”.
VKS (RuAF) might bomb Hezbollah + IRGC if they target M113s : their FLIRs are not in colour!

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NATO is no country that designs arms. The M113 was US developed and produced by the Food Machinery Corp. It was first sent to USAREUR to replace the mechanized infantry’s aging M59 APCs in the 1961/62 times. Now It is slowly phased out by the US. Several countries among them Turkey, Egypt and Iran copied the design and have produced clones or evolved models in their own factories. Turkey: 2,813 still remaining in service.

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Nestor Arapa

Erdogan ya entró en combate directo con el gobierno Sirio, pregunto: ¿Qué pensará al respecto Putin?

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Diego Prendergast

Espero. La alianza responderá.

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Be interesting to hear from the American administration about fellow NATO member, Turkey, handing over American weapons to HTS, i.e. a rebranded al Qaeda of 9/11 New York notoriety.

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There are still 46 countries or “organisations” still using the old M113

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including :
– Iran
– Iraq
– Lebanon (Lebanese Army)
– Hezbollah
– Kataib Hezbollah
– Turkey (near 2200 still in service!)
– Jordan
– Egypt
– Yemen
– Israel
-Saudi Arabia

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Al-Mourabitoun; Amal Movement; Army of Free Lebanon; Kataeb Regulatory Forces; Lebanese Arab Army; Lebanese Forces; Zgharta Liberation Army (a.k.a. Marada Brigade); Progressive Socialist Party/People’s Liberation Army (PLA); South Lebanon Army; United Nations…
Pretty popular with Lebanese militias, and those shown can have been captured from Hezbollah or IRGC too!

Now is there someone having noticed that most of the time, these cockroaches use Russian-made BMP or BMD IFV/APCs???
Seems there is serious hypocrisy at AMN…