US Army ‘Fire Support Vehicle’ Spotted In Northeastern Syria (Photos)

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US Army 'Fire Support Vehicle' Spotted In Northeastern Syria (Photos)

U.S. Marines with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment provide security support during mission on Sept. 9, 2018, at an undisclosed location in Syria. (Cpl. Gabino Perez/Marine Corps)

On October 9, the US Special Operation Joint Task Force – Levant shared photos of American troops in northeastern Syria.

One of the photos shows a special variant of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle that was not spotted in Syria before, the M7 Bradley Fire Support (B-FiST) vehicle.

The M7 B-FiST was designed to provide company fire support teams and battalion, brigade fire support officers with a vehicle platform where they can locate, plan, coordinate, execute and direct timely, accurate, indirect field artillery and mortar fires.

The vehicles is equipped with a specialized target location system on the left side of the turret, in place of the dual TOW anti-tank guided missiles launcher.

The M7 B-Fist was likely deployed in northeastern Syria to carry out reconnaissance missions and support US-led coalition artillery units in the region.

The US maintains some 900 troops in northeastern Syria, allegedly to fight ISIS and support the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

The number of US troops in Syria may increase soon. A source in the SDF told the Beirut-based al-Mayadeen TV on October 9 that the US-led coalition had moved some of its troops who from Iraq to Syria. The troop were a part of a combat force that the US promised to pullout from Iraq before the end of the year. They are currently situated in Syria’s al-Hasakah and Deir Ezzor.

Earlier this week, Ilham Ahmed -president of the executive committee of the Syrian Democratic Council, the political wing of the SDF- said that the US plans to keep its forces in Syria to fight ISIS, build infrastructure as well as to remain a key player in the country’s political process.

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Chris Gr

Syrian Kurds please abandon anarcho-trotskyism and become traditionalist!

Zarathustra

I’m sure this is an Infantry Fighting Vehicle, or a Reconnaissance Vehicle.

Steve Standley

This looks like an AMPV, which is the recent replacement for the old M113. It’s well-armored, but just how well remains unknown. It doesn’t carry any heavy weapons, but will carry AGLs, HMGs, MMGs, that kind of thing.

Cromwell

Whatever it was it should have been blown to hell.

007

6 Chinese dead in zimbabwe

Cromwell

And?

Robert

Break and split stupid Muslim nations s into smaller poor uneducated regions then herd them like pigs in sty

block

American made garbage. Did well in Afghanistan & Iraq with this trash right? Of course not. Pathetic transgender, hillbilly idiot “army”.