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Why States Still Use Barrel Bombs

MIN READJun 16, 2014 | 09:10 GMT

Smoke ascends after a Syrian military helicopter allegedly dropped a barrel bomb over the city of Daraya on Jan. 31.

(FADI DIRANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Low-precision munitions may be crude, but they continue to fit the needs of resource-poor belligerents....

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