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Syrian rebels unveil homemade armored vehicle

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Syrian rebels stand atop Sham II, a homemade armored vehicle made by the rebels' Al-Ansar brigade, in Bishqatin, west of Aleppo, on December 8, 2012.

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A rebel uses a GTS game controller to activate the machine gun mounted on the Sham II.

Agence France-Presse reports — From a distance it looks rather like a big rusty metal box but closer inspection reveals the latest achievement of Syrian rebels: a homemade armored vehicle waiting to be deployed.

The Sham II is built from the chassis of a car and touted by rebels as '100 percent made in Syria.'

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A rebel drives the Sham II with the help of cameras mounted on the vehicle.

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The Sham II, named after ancient Syria, is built from the chassis of a car.

The fully-enclosed vehicle made from light steel is about four yards in length and two yards across, mounted with a 7.62 mm machine gun which is activated with a PlayStation-style controller from inside the cabin.

The vehicle has five cameras: three at the front, one in the back and another attached to the gun. Read the full story.

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