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Thursday, 29 November 2012

Evidence Of New Incendiary Bombs Used In Syria

As I reported last week recent successes in the Aleppo and Idlib regions by Syrian opposition forces appear to have triggered another escalation in the Syria air war, with incendiary cluster munitions being deployed in locations across Syria.  A new video from al-Bab, Aleppo, has now emerged showing another type of incendiary bomb making it's first appearance in the conflict


What we are seeing in this video is a ZAB-100-105 incendiary bomb, with it's designation clearly marked on the bomb casing


This cutaway image gives you a sense of the shape of an undamaged ZAB-100-105 (source)



With reports of incendiary artillery rounds being used by the Syrian army, and more videos of incendiary cluster bombs emerging it seems the pro-Assad slogan of "Assad or Syrian burns" might be turning into more than just a something shouted at pro-government rallies. 

Update December 23rd Nic Jensen-Jones has put together this excellent post examining the payload of these bombs that's well worth a read.

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  2. There is no such thing as "Assad or Syrian burns" ,only more effective ways to clean Syria from the Jehadists YOU keep mentioning.

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