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

Terrifying GoPro video from tanks in Syria's war zone

Need a quick reminder as to why war should be avoided at all costs? Spend an hour in the driver's seat of a Syrian Army T-72 tank column as it spews destruction through Syria's Darayya warzone. Then watch the rebels destroying the tanks. Warning: Although you can't see the bodies, fighters on both sides are dying.… » 3/20/14 2:28pm 3/20/14 2:28pm

Watch A Syrian Rebel Plant A Grenade Inside A Tank And Blow It Up

You don't hear about it enough in Western news outlets, but the civil war in Syria continues to rage on, with some 6,000 people being killed in March alone. It's not uncommon for the rebels to post videos of their attacks on Bashar Al Assad's forces, like this one, which apparently shows them blowing up a tank with a… » 4/03/13 12:00pm 4/03/13 12:00pm

Syria's Amazing DIY Playstation Controller-Driven Tank Needs One Change

The other day the Atlantic ran a photo piece about the remarkable DIY weaponry of the Syrian rebels, and, as always, it was impressive. There's a lot of hard work and ingenuity going into these improvised weapons. Of course, one of the most interesting was the Sham 2 armored car/light tank vehicle that we've covered… » 2/21/13 3:40pm 2/21/13 3:40pm

Iran to Nearly Double Auto Production by 2015

Last year, the Islamic Republic of Iran churned out 1.1 million vehicles. By 2015, they hope to hit the magic two mil mark. According to Manouchehr Manteghi of Iran's largest automaker, Irankhodo, the sanctions imposed due to the nation's nucular program haven't stayed technological progress, but they have made… » 7/11/07 3:00pm 7/11/07 3:00pm