first published on February 7, 2020 by Will
A video reportedly filmed on Feb 1, 2020, on the west side of Aleppo, shows a Soviet BMP being used as a massive and nearly unstoppable ordnance delivery mechanism.
The stock armor of the BMP-1 suicide vehicle borne improvised explosive device is impenetrable to standard small arms fire, and an additional improvised outer armor has been placed on the vehicle to prematurely detonate any incoming RPG or other anti tank warheads, so they cannot penetrate the vehicle’s hull.
The weaponized vehicle is operated by HTS, al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria. The attack was against three buildings being used as fighting positions and operations centers by Assad regime troops.