Check Out These Homemade ‘Hell Cannons’ Syrian Rebels Are Using to Fight Back Veronica Ramadan: "For four years to date we've heard sneering from clueless Western pseudo-leftists about the “Western backed” Syrian rebels." Here in a few sentences you can see the truth is the reverse. "Syrian rebels are firing propane gas cylinders from howitzers as deadly battles with government forces continue. With little access to weapons other than small arms such as machine guns, rebels have taken to making their own ammunition. Fighters using the cannon are also made to watch online videos detailing how it is assembled and given a fact sheet on how to fire it. It was Assad’s regime, the White House believes, that was responsible for the innocent killings of thousands of civilians, including children, with chemical weapons. Such weaponry is barred under international law. The U.S. debated military involvement at the time since the White House said the “red line” it previously set for the embattled Middle East country had been crossed. But ultimately, there was no direct U.S. military involvement in Syria until President Barack Obama authorized airstrikes to help contain the Islamic State in late-summer 2014."