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Some tips when you get faced with the "TeLl mE WHaT AR sTaNdS FOr" question when you say you want #assultweapons banned, #VoteBlue people.
First, that question. "AR" stands for ArmaLite Rifle & ArmaLite is the company who patterned the #AR15 and originally based in Hollywood, CA in the 1950s. It went bankrupt in the 1980s, and was revived in the mid 1990s.
The part that contains the bullets in the AR-15 is properly known as a magazine or "mag." That being said, it is known in laymen as a "clip," but a clip is entirely different.
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Cómo eran los túneles del vietcong en Vietnam.
Una de las "armas secretas" del #vietcong, los túneles eran cavarlo con paletas y otros instrumentos, alcanzando hasta 20 m de profundidad y pudiendo llegar a decenas de kilómetros de extensión.
#Vietnam #Vietnamwar
Mientras tropas y 🚁 🇺🇸 ocupaban los cielos y los bosques durante la guerra de Vietnam los vietnamitas del norte y las fuerzas #comunistas, se valieron de esa estructura primitiva, pero extremadamente eficaz.
#vietnamese #War #militarypics #Vietnam
Cada malla subterránea podía albergar a miles de personas, por períodos que podían durar varios meses. El complejo más famoso se encuentra en el distrito de Cu Chi, a unos 70 kms al SurEste de Saigón,(la capital de del Sur) y cerca de importantes bases militares 🇺🇸.
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#CentralAfricanRepublic (THREAD)

1) 200 to 300 rebels attacked the capital #Bangui today (PK9, PK11, PK12 & Bimbo areas).

Govt, #Russian & #Rwandan troops repelled them. But the rebels remain in the hills & areas surroundings the capital.

Read @CrisisGroup statement 👇
2) The rebels were generally equipped or light weapons (including #AK47 & grenades), several #RPG & probably mortars.

No report of the casualties yet.
3) It's unlikely that they really wanted to size the capital, if not they would have come in bigger number.

They seem to be trying to isolate the capital from the rest of the country that they already control largely & install an attrition warfare just at the capital doors.
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Eventual fight brewing over #Syria's oil?

Latest @DoD_IG report on @CJTFOIR warns of increasing attempts by #Assad regime, #Russia to get more access to oil fields "particularly in rural areas south & east of #Qamishli"
If 250 #SDF oil guards graduated from @CJTFOIR training each month from April to June, there would be at least 750 fighters to guard the oil fields

But per @DoD_IG report, as of end of June, "approximately 50 to 60 percent of the required guard force had been trained"
Each trained guard is issued an #AK47 & charged w/standing watch, doing mobile patrols

@CJTFOIR told @DoD_IG the oil guards are also being prepared to respond to sabotage
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#Syrie sur cette photo une fratrie de français dans les derniers affrontements au nord de #Hama aux portes d’#Idelb. Ils appartiennent à Firqat al-Ghouraba d’Omar #Omsen et participent aux combats aux côtés de 3 autres groupes, Ansar al-Din, Ansar al-Islam & Houras al-Din [#AQ] Image
#Syrie d’autres jihadistes de #France au combat avec #AK47 #Bullpup & #PKM ImageImage
#Syrie avec le turban vert, Bilal fils d’Omar Omsen Image
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