In Syria in Idlib province during a chemical attack could be used the bombs the Soviet production. This is stated in the report of Human Rights Watch.
In the report human rights activists said that photos and videos taken in Khan Sheyhun after the attack saying that supposedly during the chemical attack bomb was used the Soviet production of type KHAB-250, or KHAB-500 that is specifically created to deliver the sarin. The fragments of shells, as noted in the HRW visible green marking, which was applied to such munitions. Similar fragments were found in craters and local people.
Human rights defenders also note that with the end of 2016, Syrian troops at least four times used bombs with toxic substances, gases sprayed from helicopters.
Chemical bombs KHAB-500 began to mass-produce in 1937. Under favorable conditions, and tear bombs on the earth’s surface formed a toxic cloud that on the area of 5 ha could hold about 2 hours .
Recall, the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW) reported that during the attack on the town of Khan Shaykhun in the Syrian province of Idlib had used poison sarin gas or similar substance. This conclusion was made as a result of the tests.
According to HRW, the Syrian troops at least 4 times from the end of 2016 used bombs with toxic substances
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