Sources reported that there are an unspecified number of 500 BTR-152 vehicles in Syria now and the army is using them in anti-terrorism operations in different parts of the country.
The Syrian army had never made use of this type of armored vehicles before the start of its campaign against terrorism.
Meantime, reports said earlier this month that the Syrian army has optimized its T-72 battlefield tanks to resist against an anti-tank missiles.
According to the Arabic-language al-Hadath news website, an optimized T-72 tank was hit by an anti-tank missile in a test field in Damascus province, but the tank remained unharmed and continued operations.
The Syrian army had deployed the Russian T-90 tanks against the terrorists in Aleppo Front in Northern Syria in February 2016 after the T-72 tanks failed to resist against the terrorists’ anti-tank missiles.
Now, after optimization process, the Syrian army troops will be able to use the T-72 tanks again.