M79 Osa ("Wasp") 90 mm portable anti-tank rocket launcher, a Yugoslavian
modernized variant of the French-made LRAC F1
Per Professor Joshua Landis at Syria Comment:
Ten anti-Tank missiles have been acquired by the Syrian Supreme Military Council, led by Brigadier Selim Idris. Each costs between $20 to 25 thousand. This is a photo of one taken today.
The weapons have been handed over to Abu Ali Sulaibi, commander of the front-line, Saif al-Dawla area of Aleppo. “He lives in the district with his wife, Um Ali, three daughters, a son, and a cat named Sanjoob, or Squirrel,” wrote Ghaith Abdul Ahad. Fifty metres from Abu Ali’s sector, across the Saif al-Dawla Boulevard, an array of shattered buildings is occupied by government troops. They are close enough that during lulls in the shooting they can continue the conflict by shouting abuse.
Why have these weapons been supplied now? Who approved them? We don’t know. It is said that these weapons may have come from Libya and have been sitting in Turkey for some time but approval “may not have been” given for them to be released. It seems that this has changed as of late.Being funneled through Turkey and of Yugoslavian or Serbian origin, these units are likely sourced through an arms dealer or arms bazaar.