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Assad troops continue using cluster ammunition against the civilians in Syria

Military units of the Bashar Assad regime delivered a mortar strike on the residential part of Saqba [1] using the 2S4 Tyulpan heavy 240-mm self-propelled mortar. The video from the scene shows the debris of the cluster ammunition ZVO11 (3M15 is the mark of the propulsion unit) with the fragmentation submunition ZO10 (consists of the body, detonator, burst charge of the A-IX-2 explosive and the parachute system PS-121270-69). Quantity of the submunition in the projectile -14 pcs; weight of the submunition 3,9 kg; weight of the explosive material in the submunition – 0.64 kg.


According to unconfirmed reports, Russia supplied to the Syrian Arab Army 24 Tyulpan mortars that are in service with the 10th Mechanized Division and the 14th Special Forces Division.

This publication was prepared by Mikhail Kuznetsov [2] , translated by Eugenia Zlamanuk [3], edited by Artem Velichko

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