Syria has drought blames on low aquifers
Syrians are experiencing a drought and blame it on the aquifer Helvtian
Scientists have been recording aquifer water levels but have not found any proof of that supports the claim.
No happy ending likely in messy Syrian civil war
Syria oil deal
The Russian tycoon behind Gulfsands Petroleum is betting on an “oil-for-food” aid deal in Syria to reverse the fortunes of the battered oil producer.The London-listed company was once one of the most prominent foreign oil producers in Syria but pulled out in 2011 as the country plunged into civil war.
ISIS vehicles hunted & destroyed by Russian Mi-28 helicopters in Syrian desert
The Mi-28NE reportedly use Ataka (NATO designation AT-9 Spiral-2) anti-tank guided missiles with shaped charge warheads, designed to eliminate armored vehicles; the pickups and trucks of the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) terrorists are pierced through. A number of people can be seen running away from the vehicles in the midst of an attack.
As seen on video, pilots do not target fleeing terrorists.
The targets are engaged from various distances, sometimes well over 5km away, with speeds of the aircraft exceeding 200kph.
On some videos it is clearly visible that terrorists are firing at the helicopters with automatic weapons, though incapable of damaging the armored ‘flying tanks’, which can withstand hits from 12.7mm bullets.
New report finds terrorists and arms dealers selling through Facebook groups
Facebook is being used by arms dealers and resellers to display and sell their goods in countries that have an Islamic State presence, states a new report.
These online “arms bazaars” are usually set up as members-only Facebook groups that sell everything from handguns and grenades to heavy machine guns and guided missiles. Even weapons distributed by the U.S. to security forces and rebel groups have made it on to the social network, reports the New York Times.