December 28th, 2012
08:37 AM ET

U.S. officials: Syria using more accurate, Iranian-made missiles

The Syrian regime this week fired at least two Iranian-made, short-range ballistic missiles in what appears to be an effort to more precisely target Syrian rebels, two U.S. military officials tell CNN.

The Fateh A-110 missiles are more accurate than the older Scud variants that Syrian government forces have used in recent weeks.

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  1. Hide Behind

    All military mindsets, but especially within its hi tech industries just love these small wars as they can then find out if their theoretical calculations prove up
    Just as we today use Iraqs people as guinea pigs for out microwave and sound techs to improve our mind control and urban crowd control.
    After first using thee whole nation as a training grounds for diplomatic as well as military tactics and equipmentsas well as showing rest of world obey or else propaganda.
    Cannot say much in support but that is name of game and Iran wanting to see if their money was well spent on developement of system will let Syria rest while they collect data.
    Makes sense in an insane world.

    December 28, 2012 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
    • saywhat

      yes @HB .
      cases among the children born in Iraq add to what you say. The effects of depleted uranium weaponry used by us.
      Take what you hear who is saying what reg Syria with a pinch of salt. Propaganda.
      We had a taste of that with the hue & cry over use of chemical weapons.

      December 28, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Portland tony

    Against a mostly guerrilla like fighting force, missiles are really inefficient and totally ineffective. What are they gonna do? Blowup.... one Sunni rebel at a time!

    December 28, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. the prophet

    @ hide behind I said it before the Middle East is up for grab and Russia is one of the players. There will be a world war over the Middle East soon with catastrophic repercussions

    December 28, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    @ the prophet
    Along with our credibility, prestige and clout in the region we lost the region itself to other powers. Our lopsided , irrational policy and approach to M.East has been very costly and this continues.

    December 28, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Hide Behind

    For those who travel abroad. It is not your americanism that gains smiles and comradie. But those in god we trust dollars in your pocket that buys prestige.

    December 28, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  6. the prophet

    @saywhat Who are those whom are credible? and who are those the other powers? what will continue?..... the Euphrates River will be running with blood, the world will burn and no policy will extinguish it, power can be gained and lost no matter the size of the Nation, Native Americans were exterminated murdered by the new world settlers, and those few that were left live in reservations, how ironic its were animals live. Its time for people of the world to realize the strongest people are people of faith, faith is forever, faith can run the world free of wars, faith can grow and feed the people, i am the leader of my faith, faith never runs out, never is defeated, never dies, the fountain of faith its abundant for those who seek it, empower yourself with faith, join the leader.

    December 29, 2012 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
    • turftoe

      Ok jim jones, ill pass on your homemade punch.

      December 30, 2012 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
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