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Daily use of Russia's anti-tank missiles costs regime $1.2 mn daily

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The Syrian regime and allied militias have been consuming millions of dollars in anti-tank weapons as their main fear in field battles is from car bombs and explosives-laden vehicles but military experts say that fear costs about $1.2 mn daily.

Most losses of the regime’s army were from the Russian anti-tank missile system like (Kornet, 9M113 Konkurs, 9K115-2 Metis-M, 9M14 Malyutka).

Military sources told Zaman al-Wasl that regime forces use between 25-35 anti-tank missile daily, especially in the ongoing offensive in northern Syria where regime forces face fierce resistance by local rebels in Hama and Idlib provinces.

The price of each missile (Kornet: $26,000, Konkurs: $22,000, Metis-M: $15,500, Malyutka: 10,500).

Russian media outlets circulated images and reports for the huge and high use of these high-precision missiles, reflecting the fear of the regime's militias from advancing opposition vehicles. 

Bashar al-Assad’s militias consider any vehicle passes from opposition areas towards regime-held areas as a car bomb that must be destroyed immediately, otherwise it would be disastrous for them what force them to use this kind of expensive weapons, sources say.

Russia launched a military intervention in support of the regime in 2015, helping its forces reclaim large parts of the country from opposition fighters and militants.

Syria's war has killed more than 560,000 people and displaced millions since it started in 2011 with the repression of anti-regime protests.

Zaman Al Wasl
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