So the Syrian rebels recently took over a battery of what appear to be Soviet-made Vietnam war-era SA-2 Guideline surface to air missile. The rebels got their hands on the SAM site after members of the Syrian army’s 743d air defense battalion defected to their cause. However, government forces soon bombed their own air defense site to prevent any missile systems from falling into rebel hands. Yes, the Syrian government is being forced to conduct air strikes against its own air defense facilities.
Click through the jump for a video of the missiles and another that apparently shows the aftermath of government air strikes on the site.