02/18/2013 - #Syria - Damascus - Jobar - Tanks destroyed on the southern roundabout
Daraya 16/01/2013 Regime tanks try to break into the city
#Syria - 12/26/2012 - Darya - Assad tanks shelling the city, but they seem confused and are shooting at each other!
#Syria, clashes between rebels and loyalists in Eastern Ghouta Region continues: rebels destroyed a tank in Bouaydah
9 Nov 2012 #Syria : Assad’s Russian scrap being recycled in Homs !
At a workshop, somewhere in Homs, a talented engineer finds good use for those old blown-up Russian tanks. This one will be a 125mm mortar. Genius.
8 Nov 2012 #Syria : Hama - Formation the Vanguards of Martyrs Brigade, Syria brigade of five fronts
Brigade : tanks
Brigade : artilleries
Brigade : air defense
Brigade : raid
Brigade : technical
Brigade : medical
Battalion : reinforcemnts
Israel says three Syrian tanks have entered the demilitarised zone in the Golan Heights for the first time in 40 years, raising concerns that the conflict in Syria could spillover its border.
The development comes as dramatic video emerged from Syria which purports to show rebels filming as a fighter jet targeted them.
In a relatively low-key response, Israel complained to UN peacekeepers present in the area, suggesting it did not see an immediate threat.
But the entry marks the most serious spillover of Syria’s turmoil to date at the frontier, where stray ordnance has exploded on the Israeli side in the past.
Meanwhile, the rebels said they had launched a major assault on the Taftanaz airbase in the northern province of Idlib which is used to deploy regime air power.
Video posted on the internet is said to show rebel fighters firing rockets at the airbase, and being fired on as they try to secure a strategic north-south corridor.
The attack on the Taftanaz base, from where helicopter gunships raid opposition positions and rebel-held areas, comes after troops launched an unprecedented wave of air strikes this week in a bid to reverse rebel gains.
The video said eight battalions were taking part in the attack, including the radical Islamist Al-Nusra Front.
It showed a missile launcher mounted on the back of a pick-up truck firing on regime positions.
The Syrian Revolution General Commission, a network of activists on the ground, said an operation had begun “to liberate the Taftanaz airbase”.
Analysts said rebel forces clearly have the momentum in the battle for Syria’s northwest.
“The rebels’ gains in the north seem irreversible,” said Thomas Pierret, a Syria expert at the University of Edinburgh’s Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies department.
He said regime forces appeared to be concentrating their efforts in the region on defending embattled commercial hub Aleppo, which rebel advances in the past month have cut off from Damascus and the Mediterranean coast.
“The problem with this strategy is that the Aleppo garrisons are now largely isolated. It is likely they will fall in the months to come,” he said.
:: The fresh clashes came as the opposition prepared for key talks starting in Qatar on Sunday, where the United States is expected to push for a new umbrella organisation to unite the country’s fractured regime opponents.