first published on February 19, 2016 by Josh
A member of the Free Syrian Army has a point blank encounter with a Syrian Arab Army tank near Daraya, Syria.
An unlucky FSA fighter finds himself trapped on a berm with a T-72 just on the other side of it. He knows he can’t stand up and retreat, because the tank will cut him down. As he tries to maneuver down the berm, away from the tank, the main gun erupts.
It’s when the main gun of the tank goes off that we get a clear feeling of how close this encounter actually was. The dust kicked up by the main gun’s over-pressure is still getting off the ground when the round impacts the berm.