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The multiple grenade launcher… for when you absolutely, positively, have to kill everyone in the area.

Recently released video shows FSA (Free Syrian Army a.k.a. the good guys) soldiers using a multiple grenade launcher system to bring the pain.

When it was featured on the show Future Weapons, the Mk32 MGL made quite the impression:

According to Wikipedia:

The Free Syrian Army (Arabic: الجيش السوري الحر‎, al-Jaysh as-Sūrī al-Ḥurr, FSA) is a group of defected Syrian Armed Forces officers and soldiers, founded during the Syrian Civil War on 29 July 2011 by five or seven defected Syrian officers. The group defined “all [Syrian] security forces attacking civilians” as their enemies, and said its goal to be “to bring down the system” or “to bring this regime down”.

On 23 September 2011, the Free Syrian Army merged with the Free Officers Movement (Arabic: حركة الضباط الأحرار‎, Ḥarakat aḑ-Ḑubbāṭ al-Aḥrār); Western observers like The Wall Street Journal considered the FSA since then the main military defectors group. 90% of the FSA consists of Sunni Muslims,[25] but a small minority are (Shia) Alawites and some Druze fought in FSA units. About 15% of FSA units are Kurds. Some FSA units are led by Druze. As for further ethnic minorities, a Palestinian rebel commander in the Yarmouk enclave in southern Damascus in 2012 considered his rebel brigade to be part of FSA.

The FSA coordinated with the Syrian National Council starting in December 2011,[29] and supported the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces after the coalition’s November 2012 creation. Between July 2012 and July 2013, ill-discipline and infighting weakened FSA, while jihadist groups entered northern Syria and became more effective than FSA. In April 2013, the US promised $123 million aid to rebels, to be funneled through the then leader of the FSA, Salim Idriss. Since February 2014, Abdul-Ilah al-Bashir is the appointed Chief of Staff and leader of the FSA. A coalition of moderate Muslim rebel groups fighting under the Supreme Military Council of Syria, which includes the FSA, on 25 September 2014 allied with a predominantly Christian coalition called Syriac Military Council, to unite their fight against the Assad government and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

At the outset of the civil war, the FSA operated throughout Syria, both in urban areas and in the countryside, in the northwest (Idlib, Aleppo), the central region (Homs, Hama, Al-Rastan), the coast around Latakia, the south (Daraa and Houran), the east (Dayr al-Zawr, Abu Kamal), and the Damascus area, with their largest concentration of forces, nine battalions or more, in Homs, Hama and surrounding areas. By November 2014, a growing coalition of 58 US-backed groups, the Southern Front of the Free Syrian Army, was gaining territory south of Damascus in southern Syria. In addition to its stronghold in the south, the FSA is active in pockets of Aleppo, takes part in the ongoing offensives in Idlib, and is aligned with the YPG as part of the Euphrates Volcano joint operations room in the ongoing combat near Kobanî and in Jazira Canton.

About Hunter Roosevelt

Hunter's political beliefs are always evolving. Not really. He can be seen supporting whichever side has the hotter women so it's almost always the conservative side (have you seen the hippy chicks? Gross). When he's not writing he's celebrating the resurgence of his beloved Florida Gators and New York Mets.