It shows what is supposedly some type of rocket or missile embedded in the ground, supposedly fired by Syrian government forces. What's odd is it doesn't appear to match any design of rocket or missile I could find, and seemed as if it could be a DIY weapon. It certainly didn't match any of the DIY rockets I'd seen used by the opposition, and I even suspected it could have been some random piece of junk.
Six months later and we now have this video from Adra, north-east of Damascus, of what's claimed to be a "chemical" missile
This appears to be the same design as the missile in the January video, and I'll just explain how I came to that conclusion. It's really all about the tail fin, shown below
It should be noted the below half is angled towards the camera, so while it looks like it's slightly longer you'll note the base of the tail fin is the same distance apart. I've marked the below version of the picture to make it clearer
So it appears they share identical dimensions. This isn't the only similarity, the rocket motor also appears to be identical in both videos
So it seems clear these are the same design, but the questions remains what exactly they are? It doesn't appear to match any design of rocket or missile I can find, which would imply it's possibly a DIY rocket, or something locally produced that hasn't been seen before. I'd even consider it's the same rocket in both video they've filmed twice after doing some additional damage, but so far it remains a mystery munition.
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