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... children enjoyed weekends and holidays. Rebels broke into the empty house at the war's outset to fire from the roof at Syrian soldiers. The troops responded with automatic weapons and mortar rounds that set the house ablaze. The rebels fled, the house burned, and neither side offered compensation.1.
Police said they quickly called the bomb squad when World War II-vintage Italian mortar shells like those pictured above were dropped off at their station by a ... A state police bomb disposal team identified the shells as being ammo for pneumatic Brixia mortars used by the Italian Army from 1935 to 1950.
The high weight of their ordnance reduces these mortars' rate of fire, though, to a sluggish one shot per minute. However, judging by the photo, the Syrian army has managed to mechanize the reloading process by using a truck with a crane. Images of this weapon being used in the Syrian Civil War are rare, ...

The U.S. Marine Corps has completely removed 120mm mortars from its combat units, along with the small trucks and other components that make up the ... aren't compatible with the U.S. Army's 120mm mortars, so the only other options would be to transfer them to a foreign partner using similar weapons, ...
In particular, the occupiers fired 82mm mortars at the Ukrainian positions near the village of Vodiane, which is in the Donetsk sector. The situation remains calm in other areas of our defense," speaker of the headquarters of Ukraine's military operations Oleh Sushynskiy told 112 Ukraine TV channel on ...
The Czech Republic is seeking a new 120 mm mortar system, an official of the Army of the Czech Republic (ACR) has confirmed during the Omega ... The service currently operates two types of 120 mm mortars with the standard dismounted mortar being the Type 82 with a maximum range of 8,036 m and a ...
The senior Darfur rebel, Suleiman Marjan, was captured by the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in North Darfur State, Sudan News Agency (SUNA) quoted ... He and one of his aides were captured while they were riding a car with four mortars and personal weapon near Jebel Issa, Al-Malha Locality in North ...
Beirut: The Syrian army has intensified its operations in the central part of rebel-held eastern Ghouta, state television reported on Saturday, an area where it ... These involve rebels surrendering territory in exchange for safe passage to opposition areas in northwest Syria, along with their families and other ...
The Syrian army intensified its onslaught in eastern Ghouta on Saturday with advances that a war monitor and state media said had splintered the enclave, though a ... Capturing the enclave would represent Assad's biggest blow against the rebels since they were driven from Aleppo in December 2016.
In addition, Ruban planned "to use mortars, grenade launchers, small arms and explosive devices to carry out an armed attack on the residences of ... units of the Russian Armed Forces and illegal armed formations of terrorist organizations "DPR" and "LPR", to continue the military occupation of Ukraine.".
Through their Recon Realty business, Andy and Ashley Williams train other veterans in the real estate industry, allowing them to shadow the couple on various projects from start to finish. (Photo provided by HGTV). Veterans Andy and Ashley Williams know a thing or two about buying, selling and renting ...
The presiding judge said Ruban intended to use "mortar guns, grenade launchers, light weapons and explosive devices" to assault the government ... The alleged targets are all hate figures in Moscow who have overseen the Ukrainian military campaign and the February 2014 revolution that pulled Kiev ...
Syrian rebel group Jaish al-Islam has agreed to evacuate jihadist fighters being held in its prisons in besieged Eastern Ghouta, a statement says. The group says the ... Eastern Ghouta is so close to Damascus that it is possible for rebels to fire mortars into the heart of the capital, which has led to scores of civilian deaths.
They also found a self-made explosive device, probably a mortar bomb and a mortar launcher. Law enforcers seized firearms of various calibers as well. As we reported earlier, Ukrainian law enforcers detained Volodymyr Ruban, the head of the Centre for POW Release while he carrying weapons in a car ...

Pakistani troops on Friday shelled mortars along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir, drawing heavy retaliation from the Indian Army. "The Pakistani army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars from 0930 hours in Poonch sector ...
"In the Luhansk sector, the enemy fired grenade launchers and heavy machine guns on the defenders of the village of Luhanske," the press center of the headquarters of Ukraine's military operations reported on Facebook on Friday morning. In the Donetsk sector, the Ukrainian fortified positions near the ...
"The Pakistan army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars from 0930 hours in Poonch sector along the LoC in Rajouri district," a defence spokesman said. It may be recalled that Pakistan troops shelled Sunderbani and Keri areas in Rajouri district, and Khour ...
But one man in the besieged town of Douma, eastern Ghouta, is changing all that - by turning mortar shells and bullet casings into art. Father-of-three Akram Abu al-Fawz, collects used ammunition and military attire to make stunning sculptures and paintings. Through his art, he aspires to express the ...
Earlier, on March 8, Ruban was arrested at the Mayorsk checkpoint near the Russian-occupied city of Horlivka in the Donetsk Oblast some 580 kilometers southeast of Kyiv while allegedly trying to smuggle a batch of weapons, including several 120-millimeter and 82-millimeter mortar mines, a 60-millimeter ...
DAMASCUS, March 9 (Xinhua) -- The first batch of rebels have laid down their weapons in Eastern Ghouta region east of the Syrian capital ... Wafidin area northeast of Damascus, coming from the adjacent farms of Douma district in the rebel-held areas of Eastern Ghouta, according to the Syrian state TV.
At the time, mortar-like weapons lobbing large drums filled with toxic chemicals were test fired, from what the Army Corps calls the Spring Valley Formerly Used Defense Site, or FUDS. Now, the Corps is finalizing plans to screen almost 100 multimillion-dollar homes in an approximately half-mile swath that ...
Pakistani troops today shelled mortars in Sunderbani sector along the Line of Control in Rajouri and Jammu districts, drawing retaliation from the Indian Army. Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars from 1030 hours in Sunderbani sector along ...
Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas three times in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed ... Read alsoOSCE SMM patrol in militant crosshairs - Donbas report In the Luhansk sector, the occupiers used 82mm mortars, grenade launchers, and ...
The Mission observed weapons in violation of withdrawal lines in a non-government-controlled area. ... edge of Kozatske (non-government-controlled, 36km north-east of Mariupol), the SMM saw a man in military-type attire armed with an assault rifle (AK-74) pointing the rifle directly at the first SMM vehicle.
DAMASCUS, March 6 (Xinhua) -- The Syrian army is carrying out operations against the rebels in the capital Damascus Eastern Ghouta countryside as part of its duty to fight terrorism in accordance with the international law, said a statement on Tuesday. The Syrian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that ...
Army officials are considering bringing a "static detonation chamber" to the Pueblo Chemical Depot to destroy mustard-agent rounds that can't be processed ... Schultz said the Army's Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives program is determined to get the Pueblo weapons plant operating smoothly.
Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami visited Azerbaijan, on February 21, to discuss the expansion of military cooperation (technical, medical, educational, ... multiple-rocket launchers, mortars, ammunitions and other equipment, which were effectively used during Azerbaijan's military operations against ...
In Luhansk direction, illegal armed formations fired 82mm mortars, grenade launchers and small arms outside Shchastia (23km north of Luhansk). ATO troops came under 82mm mortar and heavy machine gun fire near Troitske (69km west of Luhansk). In Donetsk direction, militants opened fire from light ...
It involved intelligence operations training, mortar gunnery, live fire on mortar and crew-served weapons, rifle marksmanship training, proper utilization and maintenance of communications, electronics and information equipment, physical fitness test, stress management seminar, squad and platoon run, ...
Russia's hybrid military forces mounted three attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as ... Read alsoOSCE SMM patrol in militant crosshairs - Donbas report In the Luhansk sector, the occupiers used 82mm mortars, grenade launchers, and ...
During my research I encountered both verbal and written accounts of mortars (and grenades) being used on the range, although such possibilities were dismissed by many people. The site's history is a reminder of major events in the social and military history of Canada. Its use as an unemployed relief ...
It says the plane went down about 500m (1640ft) from the runway. A special commission is to be set up to investigate the crash. On 7 January, Russian forces said they had foiled a drone attack on Hmeimim. This was just a week after Russian warplanes were damaged at the airbase in a rebel mortar attack.
Militants in Syria's Eastern Ghouta opened fire from mortars on a medical post near the checkpoint in Al-Rehan's west suburb, spokesman of the Russian center for reconciliation of the opposing sides in ... "We qualify such actions as military crimes and our position is the bandits must face responsibility.".
The U.S. Army announces that military units are scheduled to conduct various types of training at the Pōhakuloa Training Area (PTA) in March that may be heard or observed by the surrounding communities. ... Friday through Sunday, March 2, to 4, 2018 the Army will be conducting mortar live-fire training.
Two Indian Army jawans and a civilian were injured in firing and heavy mortar shelling by Pakistani troops targeting civilian areas along the LoC, including ... and mortars from 8.45 am today along the LoC in Bhimber Gali sector of Poonch district, a defence spokesperson said, adding the Indian Army was ...
The detectives "recovered the pipe bombs as well as other weapons from the residence," according to the arrest report. The affidavit inventory shows deputies confiscated 6 inches of galvanized pipe, "mortar like shells," two different containers of powder, a tactical vest, a cellphone, a notebook and a laptop ...
A mortar attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu, claimed by Islamist group al Shabaab, killed three civilians and injured two others on Thursday, the ... Abdiasis Abu Musab, al Shabaab's military operations spokesman, told Reuters the group was responsible for both the mortar attack and the car bombing.
According to the department, a military ordnance disposal team was due on site Thursday to "assess and safely dispose of the item." Initially, National Defence officials said their records indicated the range was only ever used for rifle and pistol training but out of "an abundance of caution," contractors would ...
The daily humanitarian pause in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta countryside of Damascus has so far failed to achieve its intended goal, in terms of the ... But all those initiatives have slightly reduced the number of rebels' mortar shells on the capital and the Syrian airstrikes and bombardment of Eastern ...
Rohingya refugees fled their homes in Rakhine late last year, amid what the Myanmar government said was a military crackdown on militant groups. ... "We are sending them a protest note... they have removed heavy weapons, such as machine guns and mortars, from the area after our verbal protests.".
Soldiers who track and deploy missile defense systems will have to learn more than just their weapons systems for the future fight as new tools come online. ... Gone are the days of focusing only on your weapon system's role, said William Lamb, a unit director with Northrop Grumman, a former Army battery ...
DAMASCUS -- In Syria, a five-hour truce ordered by Russia, the chief ally of the Assad regime, took effect Tuesday in the rebel-held eastern Ghouta ... The rebels in eastern Ghouta, which Syrian forces have been brutally bombing for the past 10 days, have fired back with mortars, their main weapon.
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:40 A.M.) - The unimaginable violence tainting the civilians in and around the Syrian capital continued on Thursday, as both the government and rebel forces traded blows in east Damascus. Despite the ceasefire talks taking place in Damascus, the two sides continued to pummel ...
The mortar (unlikely to be the only one of its kind heading to the Syrian capital) is to provide heavy support fire for an upcoming Syrian Army operation in East Ghouta. As the designation suggests the weapon bears a caliber of 240-mm; it can hurl a shell ten kilometers and can sustain a rate of fire of one ...
The Josephine County Sheriff's Office say they responded to Senior Thrift Store after an employee called 911 to report finding a M60 military mortar in a box of household items. The box was donated by an unknown subject. Deputies evacuated the building and the surrounding area Friday after responding to the scene.
On Tuesday, the Russian military accused rebels in Eastern Ghouta of firing mortar shells on a humanitarian corridor that it said had been opened to allow civilians to leave the besieged area, Russian news agencies reported. It said that no people had left Eastern Ghouta. The rebels denied shelling the ...
In Luhansk direction, illegal armed formations for over four hours fired mortars of different calibers, grenade launchers, anti-aircraft mounts and heavy machine guns on Ukrainian ... ATO troops also came under 82mm mortar and grenade launcher fire near Novooleksandrivka (65km west of Luhansk).


 

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