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Video: Syria Drops New ‘Barrel Bomb’ on Aleppo
INN ^ | 9/1/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

Posted on 09/01/2012 10:57:01 PM PDT by Nachum

Syria killed Aleppo residents with a new Russian-made “barrel bomb,” large old drums stuffed with explosives, oil and pieces steel that maim, kill and terrorize, the London Telegraph reported Sunday morning.

The homemade bomb spread devastation across a wide swath of the commercial hub, as seen in a video published by the London newspaper.

"The sound was like nothing else I've ever heard. It was an almighty whoosh," rebel fighter Mohammed Ibrahim told the Telegraph. The blast perforated his eardrums, but others, including his cousin, were killed by the bomb, which was dropped by low-flying helicopters.

Rebels are desperately trying to hold on to their strongholds as Syrian President Bashar Assad’s tanks ring the city and helicopters and warplanes bomb from above.

Assad continues to ignore world leaders, but United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon still is declaring that “the primary responsibility rest[s] on the government to halt its use of heavy weapons."

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Russia; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: barrel; bomb; drops; iran; lebanon; lurch; russia; syria; waronterror
Full title: Video: Syria Drops New ‘Barrel Bomb’ on Aleppo Syria killed Aleppo residents with a new Russian-made “barrel bomb,” large old drums stuffed with explosives and steel that maim and kill.
1 posted on 09/01/2012 10:57:08 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

>>>>a new Russian-made “barrel bomb”>>>>>>

>>>>large old drums stuffed with explosives, oil and pieces steel>>>>>>>

>>>>The homemade bomb spread devastation across a wide swath>>>>>

LOL. What was that?:)


2 posted on 09/01/2012 11:03:06 PM PDT by cunning_fish (.)
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To: cunning_fish

That does sound weird. I’m assuming more than one was dropped? What kind of bomb would a helicopter drop, I guess they weren’t worried about the effects of the blast damaging the copters or something?


3 posted on 09/01/2012 11:04:42 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: cunning_fish

What was that? —— A helio delivered IED.


4 posted on 09/01/2012 11:06:26 PM PDT by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2012! Allez Pack!)
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To: Nachum

Looks like a regular IED. Also, seem implausible that a multi-million dollar fighter/attack airplane is dropping IEDs from the air when they could just as easily drop normal ordinance.

I say it’s an IED that went off early.


5 posted on 09/01/2012 11:06:26 PM PDT by risen_feenix
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To: cunning_fish

See Rambo II in Vietnam. Russians drop a fuel air bomb of that type from a helicopter.

If we had them in Afghanistan, there would be a lot of dead Taliban aholes littering the landscape, esp. since we don’t have any napalm to wipe out valley/hillside ambushes.


6 posted on 09/01/2012 11:08:09 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: risen_feenix

Considering a fact someone films it I find it might be terrorists, sorry “rebels”, who blown the thing to blame the gubmint.


7 posted on 09/01/2012 11:08:53 PM PDT by cunning_fish (.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Do you mean something like that?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgQIPPZWLd8


8 posted on 09/01/2012 11:15:49 PM PDT by cunning_fish (.)
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To: Nachum

Car bomb.


9 posted on 09/01/2012 11:19:20 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: cunning_fish

That’s not an explosion, this is an explosion:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKulBlYqI40


10 posted on 09/01/2012 11:28:26 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: cunning_fish

To #8 Cunning Fish> No, not that kind (which is more like an explosive Daisy Cutter with more flame.

Try to find a clip of Rambo II.

I don’t have sound with my computer but I can still see video clips until Comcast screws up my Internet Explorer again.


11 posted on 09/01/2012 11:33:05 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Nachum
"Assad’s tanks ring the city and helicopters and warplanes bomb from above."

Maybe, after it's all said and done, sometime in the future, sheep will graze there as well as around the former site of Damascus.


12 posted on 09/02/2012 12:08:15 AM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: Nachum

http://www.haaretz.com/news/police-destroy-third-barrel-bomb-washed-ashore-south-of-tel-aviv-1.262702


13 posted on 09/02/2012 12:25:19 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: Nachum

Old tactic even depicted in a WWII flick staring Gary Cooper I believe it was “China Road” where he atop a hill rolled down a drum of gas down a hill setting it to go off in a Chinese village of straw houses run by a Chinese War Lord. They had just murdered his men attempting to supply Chang Kai’s Check’s army.


14 posted on 09/02/2012 2:52:44 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (The best way to punish a - country is let professors run it. Fredrick the Great p/p)
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To: Nachum

Sounds similar to Fu Gas from the Vietnam conflict that we dropped on the VC.


15 posted on 09/02/2012 5:17:55 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: GeronL

“I guess they weren’t worried about the effects of the blast damaging the copters or something?”

Syria started the conflict with something in the neighborhood of 40 attack helicopters and 60 heavy lift helicopters. Last I heard they were down to about 20 attacks, due mostly to maintenance and spare parts issues. They’ve been using the heavy lift helos to deliver supplies as the roads are mostly impassible to government supplies. If they’re using the heavy lifters to drop bombs then that is done from high altitude to avoid ground fire. But this indicates they have either lost more attack helicopters (probably to spare parts issues) or the attacks they have are over-taxed. Using the urgently needed heavy lift helicopters indicates that somebody, somewhere is going without needed supplies. The bombing is an indication of weakness and desperation. Also, tactically, how effective is a bomb of this nature? The effect will be mostly wasted as there probably aren’t many targets worthy of such a large device.


16 posted on 09/02/2012 5:19:58 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Nachum

I didn’t hear any helicopters prior to detonation.


17 posted on 09/02/2012 6:09:49 AM PDT by rusty millet
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Nachum.
Syria killed Aleppo residents with a new Russian-made “barrel bomb,” large old drums stuffed with explosives, oil and pieces steel that maim, kill and terrorize...
OBVIOUSLY the foreign mercenaries *dropped this bomb on themselves* in yet another unsuccessful smear of the Assad administration. /s


18 posted on 09/02/2012 6:16:24 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: cunning_fish
large old drums stuffed with explosives, oil and pieces steel

A Putin cocktail.

19 posted on 09/02/2012 6:21:04 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: cunning_fish

Sound like one of those assault rifle shotguns we have over here /s


20 posted on 09/02/2012 6:28:54 AM PDT by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: Gen.Blather
But this indicates they have either lost more attack helicopters (probably to spare parts issues) or the attacks they have are over-taxed. Using the urgently needed heavy lift helicopters indicates that somebody, somewhere is going without needed supplies. The bombing is an indication of weakness and desperation. Also, tactically, how effective is a bomb of this nature? The effect will be mostly wasted as there probably aren’t many targets worthy of such a large device.

They're just being eco-friendly, finding a way to re-purpose those broke parts and used oil......

21 posted on 09/02/2012 6:32:30 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Gen.Blather

I think you are right. Probably one of the rebels own bombs went off too early.

I guess Syria is learning about having spare parts and stuff before wars break out.


22 posted on 09/02/2012 9:37:35 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

From Russia With Love.

Thanks Nachum.

Barrel bombs ‘kill 517 in Aleppo since 15 December’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-25541726


23 posted on 12/30/2013 6:21:25 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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