Daily Israel Report

Video: Missile Just Misses Syria Rebels

Syria rebels manning a heavy machine gun nearly meet their Maker.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 7/15/2013, 3:16 AM

Syrian rebels patrol in the northwestern town of Jisr al-Shughur
Syrian rebels patrol in the northwestern town of Jisr al-Shughur
AFP photo

Syria rebels manning a heavy machine gun nearly met their Maker in recent fighting, a video shows.

In the video, which is embedded here, the gun is mounted on a truck; it is apparently an anti-aircraft gun of some sort. The gun was apparently taken as loot from the Syrian Army.

The truck driver was busy driving the vehicle into a position that would enable it to fire against a Syrian army position. However, it is precisely then that the Syrian military spots it and fires a missile.

The missile passes feet away from the heads of the rebels atop the truck.

The video is one of thousands that are uploaded to YouTube ceaselessly, mostly by rebel forces and civilians, but also by elements connected to the Syrian regime. Another video shows an anti-tank missile whizzing by a tank.