"VSS" .. a suppressed sniper rifle used by the Syrian Army (PHOTOS +VIDEO)

Sniper rifles are one of the most dangerous light weapons in the world, especially when used by Special Forces soldiers, who have great skills in shooting and hitting targets.

According to the American website “Militory Factory”, the suppressed Russian sniper rifle (VSS) known as “Vintorez”, uses a heavy subsonic 9×39mm SP5 cartridge and armor-piercing SP6 cartridge, and can fire 850 bullets per minute.

The rifle was developed in 1987 in the Soviet Union, and is used by the armies of 8 countries, including the Syrian Army.

The bullet is very effective at penetrating body armor, and can hit the target in a range of up to 400 meters.

The rifle has an integral suppressor which gives snipers greater ability to hide during offensive operations against hostile forces.

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