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Syria - Bombs from the sky

A barrel bomb is a type of improvised explosive device used by the Syrian Air Force during the Syrian civil war. They are typically made from a barrel that has been filled with High Explosives, with possibly shrapnel and/or oil, and then dropped from a helicopter. Due to the large amount of explosives that can be packed into a barrel the resulting detonation can be devastating. The Syrian Bashar Al Asad regime military often dropped the imprecise bombs in urban areas leading to civilian death tolls. There have been thousands of instances of the use of barrel bombs reported during the Syrian Civil War:













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