10 Improvised Weapons Made By Syrian Rebels

Necessity is the mother of destruction.

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Syrian rebels have developed all sorts of crazy weapons to fight against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. They have fashioned weapons from PlayStation controllers, rope, fertilizer, and the explosive material of unexploded bombs. That taste for DIY weaponry could end–or at least slow down–now that the European Union is ending an arms embargo that stanched the flow of weapons to Syrian rebels. The lifted embargo is expected to give rebels access to better weapons. Here, we look back at 10 of the Syrian rebels’ most intriguing home-grown weapons.

Pipe bomb
Bomb slingshot
Makeshift Tank
The Hell Cannon
Grenade Launcher
A Partial Tank
Mortar Truck
Machine Gun Robot
A Wireless Machine Gun