Texas Plumber's Old Work Truck Ends Up With Islamic Terrorists In Syria

How can you ever really know what happens to your car after you sell it? Unless you unload it to a friend or someone in your town, it could go anywhere in the world, for all you know. Like, say, Syria, where it ends up as an anti-aircraft firing weapon used by Islamic militants fighting in the civil war. » 12/17/14 10:32am 12/17/14 10:32am

UK Airlines May Ban All Carry-On Luggage Over Possible Terror Threat

A British newspaper is reporting that a Syrian branch of Al Qaeda is plotting to bomb five commercial airliners in a coordinated attack on London, just before Christmas. Authorities are reportedly taking it so seriously, that they're considering banning carry-on baggage. » 12/05/14 8:33am 12/05/14 8:33am

Syrian Mine Clearance Shows One Of The Worst Moral Quandaries Of War

To call the Syrian Civil War "complex" is a vast understatement of our times. It's not only complicated in terms of who's fighting, its complicated in terms of what they're fighting for, and how exactly they're fighting it. Take this video of mine clearance, for example. Mine clearance is great, until it so very much… » 10/23/14 6:19pm 10/23/14 6:19pm

Syrian Rebels Blast Two L-39 Albatross Jets With A Single TOW Missile

The Free Syrian Army, for lack of a better term, was recently equipped with BGM-79 TOW missiles for use against Bashar al Assad's Armor, and they're getting creative with their new stand-off precision weaponry. In addition to taking out armored vehicles, they've used the missiles against sniper hides, communications… » 10/21/14 8:27pm 10/21/14 8:27pm

ISIS Reportedly Has Fighter Pilots Flying MiGs Over Syria

ISIS has reportedly taken to the air in captured Syrian Air Force fighter jets over Al-Jarrah Airport just outside Aleppo and ex-Iraqi Air Force fighter pilots are said to be at the controls. Not only have these pilots christened ISIS's entry into the air combat arena, but these Iraqi turned ISIS jet jocks are said to… » 10/17/14 8:51am 10/17/14 8:51am

Watch The Looming B-1 Bomber That Pounded ISIS In Syria

When one Twitter user wrote that they were cowering in a Syrian pepper field, waiting out the weapons of ISIS while an American B-1B Lancer lobbed crushing explosives at them from the sky, they weren't kidding. Here's video of that very B-1 doing its thing over the town of Kobane. » 10/09/14 10:49am 10/09/14 10:49am

This Guy Just Livetweeted Airstrikes From The Ground In Syria

The Middle East woke up to alarm this morning, as the government of Turkey announced that the Syrian town of Kobane was on the verge of falling to Islamic State fighters. The US Air Force showed up to back up Kurdish defenders in response, and one guy was on the ground to livetweet the whole thing. » 10/07/14 6:10pm 10/07/14 6:10pm

Britain, Denmark & Belgium To Join The Air War Against ISIS

British Parliament voted overwhelmingly today to join the coalition of US, France and Arab states that are flying attack missions over Iraq to combat ISIS. In addition, Belgium and Denmark will be sending F-16MLUs to the fight. All are said to be fully aware that the mission to shatter ISIS may take months or even… » 9/26/14 3:15pm 9/26/14 3:15pm

Here's Everything We Know About The Airstrikes Against ISIS Inside Syria

Last night, the US and numerous coalition partners launched airstrikes against ISIS targets within Syria itself for the first time. It marked a major escalation in the crisis not only militarily, but also diplomatically, and now everything's a lot more complicated. Here's what we know. » 9/23/14 12:00pm 9/23/14 12:00pm

Meet The Hell Cannon, The Free Syrian Army's Homemade Howitzer

In a place where heavy weaponry is scarce, yet war against a fairly well armed government has raged for years, there are bound to be some ingenious improvised arms. As is the case when it comes to the Hell Cannon, the Free Syrian Army's artillery piece not of choice, but of necessity. » 8/29/14 3:22pm 8/29/14 3:22pm

Watch Syrian Troops Fire Massive Scud Missiles At Their Own People

From Foxtrot Alpha: The thing about Scud missiles is that they're not a precision weapon. Their accuracy is measured in the thousands of feet. So just by firing it at civilians, you show you don't really care where it lands. And in a war with more than 170,000 dead already, that's not surprising. » 8/17/14 10:15am 8/17/14 10:15am

This Indiscriminate Rocket Barrage On Syrian Town Is Lunacy

Syria continues to smolder and the fighting has become so indiscriminate that it is hard to imagine what will be left of the country once this conflict comes to an end. Barrel bombs are pretty horrible, literally rolled out the back of helicopters, but a salvo of "Grad" 122mm rockets shot into an urban environment is… » 5/19/14 4:45pm 5/19/14 4:45pm

Syrian Military Building Literally Vaporized By A Tunnel Bomb

Tunneling is a classic tactic used for guerrilla warfare, one that Syrian rebel forces have used extensively in Syria to deadly effect. Yet the size of this underground detonation is unprecedented, even for this bloody conflict. The building is there and then, moments later, it's gone. » 4/29/14 2:02pm 4/29/14 2:02pm