Tuesday, 25 December 2012
SNEB Matra 155 x 68 MM (Multi-Dart) rockets
The Threat Matrix blog of the Long War Journal had as report about Egypt intercepting 17 French Made rockets near El Arish in the Northern Sinai, "Egyptian forces intercept 17 rockets headed for Gaza." The SNEB 68 MM (Multi-Dart) rockets can be launched from aircraft or helicopters. Could the rockets have originated in Libya where they may have been part of the Gaddafi arsenal that been raided in the past to smuggle weapons to Hamas in Gaza? Or was it part of the Bedouin smuggled arms shipment from Iran via the Sudan? Live Leak had a report on December 12, 2012 showing an SNEB 68 MM (Multi-Dart) rocket fired by Syrian Islamist opposition forces clearly heard shouting "allahu alkbar". Perhaps the SNEB rockets fired by Free Syrian Army militias may have been liberated from Syrian Air Force caches.
The Threat Matrix blog post infers that it might have been a reflection of the Obama Administration commitment to Israel following the rocket war of Operation Pilalr of Defense in November 2012 to assist by intercepting such weapons shipments? Stay tuned to see if this part of a concerted effort by Egyptian security forces or another luck break. Here is the Long War Journal report:
Posted on 12/25/2012 6:26 PM by Jerry Gordon
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