Skip to comments.Video: Syria Drops New ‘Barrel Bomb’ on Aleppo
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 Assads 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."
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They're just being eco-friendly, finding a way to re-purpose those broke parts and used oil......
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.
From Russia With Love.
Barrel bombs ‘kill 517 in Aleppo since 15 December’