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Syria’s ‘Dirty Dozen’: The M-240

In a major new investigation, AOAV shines a spotlight on twelve of the worst explosive weapons in Syria, investigating some of the biggest and most dangerous bombs, shells, and rockets. Weapons whose wide-area effect are tearing civilians’ lives apart.

The world’s heaviest mortar, the 53-F-864 240mm bomb is fired by only two systems, both Russian-made. In Syria, the system seen in Homs is the M-240.

Infographic: The M-240

IGw DD M-240

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