30 Mar '16, 5pm

On the Russian Tank Damaged by a US Missile in Syria

On the Russian Tank Damaged by a US Missile in Syria

The incident involving a Russian-made T-90 tank that was struck by a U.S.-made TOW missile in Syria is making headlines again after a picture surfaced allegedly showing the damage. Last month, a YouTube video was published that depicts a Syrian rebel in Sheikh Aqil, a town near Aleppo, firing a BGM-71 TOW (for tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided) missile at a T-90 tank apparently operated by Syrian forces. The T-90 is Russia’s main battle tank and entered service in the 1990s. Last week, as reported by War is Boring and The Washington Post, an image was posted on Twitter by a user identified as Qalaat Al Mudiq that appears to show the damaged tracked vehicle. Here's the T-90 allegedly hit by Suqur al-Jebal #TOW last 26th Feb.in W. #Aleppo . Right Shtora broken. @MinsterTX pic.twitter.com/oBUrHj0TJk — Qalaat Al Mudiq (@QalaatAlMudiq) March 20, 2016 Indeed, one of ...

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