Lob Bomb Strikes Rebel Position in Syria

14 Feb 2015 - The Syrian army conducts an IRAM strike on rebel position in Darayya. This is an interesting example of pro-government forces using makeshift weapons to fight rebels. A lob bomb (known officially as an improvised rocket-assisted mortar, improvised rocket-assisted munition, or IRAM) is a rocket-fired improvised explosive device made from a large metal canister (usually a propane gas tank that has been drained of its contents and filled with explosives, scrap metal, and ball bearings), which has been used by insurgents during the Iraq War since late 2007. The weapon is essentially an airborne version of an improvised explosive device. Read more: http://nyti.ms/1w62KiW

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