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Personal account of James Miller, Managing Editor of The Interpreter, a publication on Russia, Ukraine, and Syria. A contributor at Reuters, The Daily Beast, RFE/RL, elsewhere.
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FSA October Offensive Against East Ghouta airbase

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Al Farouk Brigade

This video is perhaps the most interesting, as it helps pinpoint the angle of attack that the Al Farouk Brigade hit from. They started in the northeast, and attacked the southeast corner of the base. Here's a screen shot of the videos map, which, by looking at Google maps, you can see shows the same place. 

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As you can see from the video, the large mount is in the background, suggesting that the FSA attack put the mount in a pincer, with Al Farouk pushing west and the other brigades pushing north. 

Clearly visible in this video is the other SA-2 or SA-3 missiles, and the SA-8 missiles in the tubes at the end. The video also gives a clear indication of just how large this base is, and how much equipment was captured or destroyed in the process.
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Surface to Air Missiles
Note 4 trucks of what appear to be SA -5 missiles.
A different brigade captures a different set of SA 5's

Two additional brigades captures Anti-aircraft machine guns - an an old, but deadly, SA 7 personal anti-aircraft missile, perfect for knocking helicopters out of the sky. Brown Moses reports:

Loot videos with a number of ZU-23-2s and one partial SA-7 minus firing stock

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Personal account of James Miller, Managing Editor of The Interpreter, a publication on Russia, Ukraine, and Syria. A contributor at Reuters, The Daily Beast, RFE/RL, elsewhere.
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Saif al Islam Brigade

Different angles of the attack suggest that FSA units may have attacked from different positions. Thes soldiers, from the Saif al Islam brigade, appear to move through the brush and isolate the mound at the southern-central end of the base.

These videos provided by the Syria Freedom Tumblr and @hlk01


Advancing further into the base from the southwest.
Saif al Islam fighting to the center of the base. A huge explosion destroys what appears to be one of the mounts, and then the brigade captures an AA machinegun.
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Intense combat by multiple brigades
This video claims to show multiple brigades operating together. While it's not clear where the first half of the video is taken, it is clear that the second part of the video is actually taken from inside the base, perhaps further east than some of the other videos. Note the radar towers, the AA machinegun hills (which also serve as very effective anti-infantry weapons).
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