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A case study of one cartridge case from today’s protests in Egypt

The image above is of a fired (spent) 7.62×39 cartridge case in the hands of a pro-Morsi protester in Egypt, as photographed by Louisa Loveluck earlier today. The cartridge is marked with the Arabic lettering for ‘A.R.E.’ at the 12 o’clock position, which stands for ‘Arab Republic of Egypt’, as seen on Egyptian ammunition produced from […]

Sakr 122mm Cargo Rockets & Submunitions in Syria

Recently, Sakr 122mm cargo rockets and their submunitions have been observed within Syria. This family of 122mm rockets is designed for use with the Russian BM-21 multiple rocket launcher (the so-called ‘Grad’, or ‘hail’) and other 122mm systems such as the Chinese Type 81 SPRL and Egyptian RL-21 and RC-21 launch vehicles. These surface-to-surface multiple […]

Crowdsourcing Weapon IDs

Tear Gas ID is a wordpress site that is based on the idea of crowdsourcing identifications for less-lethal chemical weapons remnants found during the course of protests and government actions in Egypt. So far, the site has been responsible for IDing a variety of weapons (such as in the photo from the site, above) from […]