What Makes Syria's Barrel Bombs So Deadly?
Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad told the BBC his government doesn't use barrel bombs on civilians. What exactly are barrel bombs?By Elizabeth Hagedorn | February 10, 2015
“There [are] no barrel bombs. We don't have barrels. I haven't heard of the army using barrels, or maybe, cooking pots. Like any regular army, we have bombs, we have missiles, etc.” Assad said during a BBC interview.
Here’s a look at what barrel bombs are and how they differ from conventional weaponry. (Video via AMH)