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In Pictures: iPads, smartphones on the front lines in Syria

War-torn country involved in high-tech conflict

  • Smartphones, iPad tablets, laptops, video cameras and other high-tech devices are intermingled with rocket launchers and other weapons on the front lines for the Free Syrian Army in its battle vs. Syrian Armed Forces.


  • A Free Syrian Army fighter uses a smart phone to level rockets before firing them towards forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the Jabal al-Akrad area in Syria's northwestern Latakia province.

  • A fighter from the Free Syrian Army's Saad Bin Obada al-Khazerji brigade, al-Rahman corps, uses an iPad during preparations to fire an artillery cannon, in eastern al-Ghouta, targeting forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad based in the capital Damascus.

  • A Free Syrian Army fighter takes a picture through a hole with his cellphone near the Canadian Hospital in Aleppo.

  • A member of the “Ansar Dimachk” Brigade, part of the “Asood Allah” Brigade which operates under the Free Syrian Army, uses an iPad during preparations to fire a homemade mortar at one of the battlefronts in Jobar.

  • A member of the "Shabab al-Huda" battalion, operating under the Free Syrian Army, uses a tablet device during preparations to fire a homemade mortar during what they said was an offensive against forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in Jobar, a suburb of Damascus.

  • A Free Syrian Army fighter watches surveillance camera footage inside a house near the Grand Umayyad mosque in Aleppo.

  • Members of the Free Syrian use a video camera to record the scene outside, in the old city of Aleppo.

  • A Free Syrian Army fighter holds an artillery shell while another fighter works on a computer in Aleppo's countryside. Ahrar-Al-Sham (Sham-Free) battalion, which operates under the Free Syrian Army, members launched missiles towards Syrian Regime troops in Aleppo's countryside.

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