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  12/10/2012, Kislev 26, 5773

Syrian Rebels Homemade Armored ‘Box’ Helps Rout Assad's Army

A homemade armored vehicle, which looks like nothing more than rusty box, has helped Syrian rebels advance against Syrian President Bashar Assad’s army, which is on the retreat in the commercial city of Aleppo. Sham II, named after ancient Syria, is built from the chassis of a car and touted by rebels as "100 percent made in Syria,” Agence France Presse reported.