DIY weapons of Syria’s civil war

From vehicles to munitions, a host of homemade military hardware has been deployed in Syria’s bloody civil war.


    Makeshift front loader

    A makeshift military front loader drives in Dahiyat al-Assad, west Aleppo city, Syria. (REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah)


    Members of the free Syrian Army use a catapult to launch a homemade bomb during clashes with pro-government soldiers in the city of Aleppo, October 2012. (REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih)


    Rebel fighters from Suqour al-Sham Brigade prepare a locally made shell before launching it towards forces loyal to Syria's president Bashar Al-Assad in Idlib countryside, March 2015. (REUTERS/Mohamad Bayoush)

    Sham 1

    A homemade military vehicle called Sham 1 is seen in Khan al-Assal area, November 2012. (REUTERS/Zain Karam)

    Homemade bombs

    A Free Syrian Army fighter displays homemade bombs made from ornamental balls in the old city of Aleppo, July 2013. (REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman)

    Improvised grenades

    Fighters from the Free Syrian Army's Tahrir al Sham brigade use a shotgun to fire an improvised grenade at Syrian Army soldiers in the Arabeen neighborhood of Damascus, February 2013. (REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic)

    Improvised armored vehicle

    An improvised armored vehicle is seen parked as Free Syrian Army fighters gather on a street in the refugee camp of Yarmouk near Damascus, May 2013. The Arabic on the vehicle reads: "God is great." (REUTERS/Ward Al-Keswani)
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