Mystery antique PIRATE cannon being used to obliterate army in Syria

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The video is from the anti-Assad “Rahman Corps” rebel military group, and appears to feature an antique pirate cannon.

During the clip, an old fashioned truck-mounted muzzleloading cannon can be seen firing giant cannon balls at a damaged building in a suburb of an unknown war-torn Syrian city. 

The recoil from the powerful cannon causes the entire truck to shake as the huge cannonballs soar into a seemingly derelict building – shaking it to its foundations.

The video – uploaded to the Rahman Corps YouTube channel – explains that the cannon is currently being used to shell Syrian government forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.

The origins of the mysterious cannon have sparked much speculation online, with experts at a loss to explain where it came from or how the Syrian rebels were able to get their hands on it.

One explanation for the antique artillery is that it was looted by rebels from a local museum.

But some have suggested that the powerful ordnance may be part of a wider production line, with the Syrian rebels building the traditional tech themselves.

Since being posted on YouTube last Tuesday (November 22), the clip has already been viewed over 300,000 times.

The footage emerges just weeks after

This isn’t the first time unconventional weapons have been deployed in the battle for Syria, with