"And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness, the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief. "

Khalil Gibran (How I Became a Madman)

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Syrian Army Armor in Deir Ezzor- Syrian War Blog


It is unknown how many armored vehicles the Syrian army now has in Deir Ezzor. The following is a compilation of photos collected over the past year. It gives some idea of the amount of armored vehicles they have in the besieged city.

The presence of T-72 TURMS-Ts, T-55MVs, and T-72AVs suggests they are better equipped than most analysts realize. The Syrian army/Republican guard has lost many armored vehicles. During the most recent ISIS offensive, 3 BMP-1s were lost, along with one T-55A and T-72M1 TURMS-T hit by ATGMs. The T-55A that was hit by an ATGM did not cook off, and may therefore be repairable. The aftermath of the hit T-72 was not shown.