Syria crisis: Rebels harness technology to conflict
Wednesday 18 September 2013
In recent weeks, attention in Syria has been on the use of chemical weapons but on Sunday, Mohammed Abdellah, a Reuters photographer, captured the rebel fighters using an iPad to launch attacks.
It has been suggested that iHandy Level Free, known as Apple’s very own carpenter is helping the rebels to aim mortars. Apple’s licensing agreement forbids its use in “the development, design, manufacture or production of nuclear, missiles, or chemical or biological weapons”. The iPad, has, however, been used for a while, according to the weapons analyst Eliot Higgins. “It’s quite common,” he told The Times.
Improvised weapons are not new in the Syrian civil war. Carpenters and plumbers have turned into proficient armourers. The ingenious improvisations include “grenades” fashioned from ornamental balls; catapults for firing incendiaries; and “armoured cars” of corrugated iron sheets bolted on to pick-up trucks.
Olympic diver has made his modelling debut for Adidas
Sports Direct security guard allegedly banned Jewish schoolboys and told them: 'No Jews, no Jews'
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Isis release 'Flames of War' video warning Obama of attacks troops could face in Iraq
John Travolta addresses former pilot's gay romance allegations publicly for the first time: 'That was the lowest I'd ever felt'
Alibaba IPO boosts Softbank's Masayoshi Son as he's crowned Japan's richest man
- 2 Isis release 'Flames of War' video warning Obama of attacks troops could face in Iraq
- 3 Pakistani passenger power forces two politicians off plane
- 4 Say yes to 'no-poo': It's been three years since I stopped washing my hair
£110 - £200 per day: Randstad Education Leeds: Secondary Maths Teacher for spe...
£90 - £160 per day: Randstad Education Leeds: Secondary Science Teacher (mater...
£110 - £200 per day: Randstad Education Leeds: Secondary Maths Teacher for an ...
£22000 - £37000 per annum: Randstad Education Leeds: A West Yorkshire School i...