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The Twitter feed of news agency AFP's photo department was hacked yesterday, apparently by supporters of embattled Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad. The agency's main Twitter account tweeted that any documents or images posted to the photo-dept feed from 16.45 had not come from Agence France-Presse: It appears our @afpphoto …

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Photoshop?

seemingly brandishes a weapon which is - apparently - simultaneously belt and drum fed.

Doesn't look like that to me. Looks like it's drum fed on the blind side with a belt coiled in the drum. The visible belt appears to be spent (there being no bullets in it that I can see), so I guess it's of the type where a reloadable belt passes through "as is" (like a WW1 Maxim gun) rather then the bullets being linked with clips that detach, breaking up the belt, as it's fed.

I'm sure there'll be someone along in a minute to tell us exactly what that weapon is and how it works.

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Photoshop? Nope, that's the way it's supposed to work.

Yup. The visible side is the ejection side, and that's 'spent' belt trailing out.

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Bashar declares Zombie Apocalypse

"Killing children and using them as soldiers"? = he's accusing Obama of necromancy

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Ruchnoy Pulemyot Degtyaryova

"Non-disintegrating 100-round segmented belt stored in a drum container"

You really should have run that line by Lewis Page before including it.

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Thank you Mr Cat.

Edit: As for your last comment, that footnote in the article says it's an Editor's note and it sez 'ere that the editor here is one, er, Lewis Page........

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No wonder they had to shorten it...

"Boris we're under attack! Fetch the Ruchnoy Pulemyot Degty...Degtyar....Degt... Erk!"

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Re: It's an RPD

Well, you can't expect tar-hands to know anything about weapons with a calibre not measured in multiples of inches...

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