Friday, February 23, 2024

Syrian militants destroyed Russia-made T-90 near of Abu Kamal

The militants of the Islamic State group destroyed the T-90 main battle tank of the Syrian army and more than ten servicemen during the fighting near Abu Kamal. That was said in the report of ISIL media.

ISIS on its social pages released images showing a destroyed T-90 main battle tank near west of Abu Kamal. In the photographs, released by ISIS, were a destroyed tank with a dead Syrian crew and soldiers.

The Syrian armed forces do not confirm the information about the loss of the tank.


More: Kurdish fighters claim having destroyed a Turkish tank in Syria

The T-90 is a third-generation Russian battle tank built upon the time-proven Soviet T-72 design.

It is among the best-selling tanks in the world, known for its firepower, enhanced protection and mobility.

More: Turkish Sabra tank destroyed during operations near Al-Bab in Syria

The T-90 features a smoothbore 2A46M 125mm main gun, which can fire both armor-piercing shells and anti-tank missiles.

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Colton Jones
Colton Jones
Colton Jones is the deputy editor of Defence Blog. He is a US-based journalist, writer and publisher who specializes in the defense industry in North America and Europe. He has written about emerging technology in military magazines and elsewhere. He is a former Air Force airmen and served at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany.