by Scott Creighton
Another series of well coordinated terrorist attacks have taken place in Syria, this time it involved 2 car bombs being detonated in Saadallah al-Jabri Square in the northern city of Aleppo followed by another car bomb blast targeting Tajmil Masharqa and then a mortar attack targeting the Saadallah al-Jabri Square launched by the so-called “Free Syrian Army” in an apparent effort to discourage first responders from helping the injured an people trapped in the rubble.This “double tap” trick is something we use on a regular basis when we attack a civilian target with drone strikes.
At least 31 people have been killed with another 90 wounded. The attacks targeted an Syrian army officer’s club.
The following is a partial description of some of the work done by special forces under the rubric of what we call “unconventional warfare”. Most of the world would call it something else…
“A broad spectrum of military and paramilitary operations, normally of long duration, predominantly conducted through, with, or by indigenous or surrogate forces who are organized, trained, equipped, supported, and directed in varying degrees by an external source. It includes, but is not limited to, guerrilla warfare, subversion, sabotage, intelligence activities, and unconventional assisted recovery”
“The U.S. defines sabotage as “an act or acts with intent to injure, interfere with, or obstruct the national defense of a country by willfully injuring or destroying, or attempting to injure or destroy, any national defense or war materiel, premises, or utilities, to include human and natural resources.”
“Subversion is formally defined as “action designed to undermine the military, economic, psychological, or political strength or morale of a regime.” Wikipedia page on unconventional warfare