After burning tires, Aleppo rebels fly Helium balloons to create No-Fly zone
Jihadi rebels fighting government troops in the northern city of Aleppo are now flying hundreds of Helium balloons filled with an AK-47 bullet and metals to hamper airstrikes.
It is unknown who came up with this idea and how effective it will be, but photos released by a pro-opposition group displayed a man using an air pump (purportedly containing Helium) to inflate balloons.
According to jihadi sources, the idea is based on the fact that balloons will be sucked by engines of fighter jets, thus causing the bullets to explode inside the engines.
Earlier, huge cloud of black smoke was seen hovering above the rebel-held districts of Aleppo as rebel supporters as well as anti-government activists burned tires to deter the airstrikes.
Two days ago, the jihadi fighters launched a wide-scale offensive to lift the two-week long siege imposed on the eastern districts of the city. They managed to seize several Army positions and hilltops outside the Artillery School in Syria.