Images posted on social media outlets of undetonated BM-27 rocket tubes in Aleppo’s streets were used by pro-opposition media accounts to accuse the Syrian government forces of bombing their own civilian population.

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However, while it is true that the Syrian Army does utilize the 9M27K missiles and has used them abundantly in the Ghab plains, the BM-27’s rocket tubes featured in the images shown above come from another source.

When the the 9M27K missile explodes, the rocket tube remains intact. Those empty rocket tubes could then be stuffed with explosives and recycled when salvaged from the battlefields. Being used generously in the battlefields of the Ghab plains, the rebel groups such as Jund al-Aqsa and Jabhat al-Sham have managed to capture a good amount of those missile tubes, and recycle them for use against Aleppo’s populated neighborhoods.

As shown in the video below, the rebel fighters uncovered a number of rocket tubes they salvaged and promised to stuff them and launch them against government targets.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRULgFA1_bg

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OK, these rockets open during flight and so disperse submunitions.
Well, russians will have to send a little upgrade to render the cone unusable : it’s not a good thing to see them coming back… A regular army wouldn’t care but nasty terrorists will.

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useless scrap.

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It’s not possible no recycle anything from that, specially not shooting it again. And it’s only the carrier of cluster bomblets, it’s never exploding.

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Ce n’est pas une preuve. On voit un tube planté dans le sol et il peut très bien être une roquettes tirées par l armée qui a atterri la après avoir ejecté ses sous munitions. Les rebels mettent des explosifs dedans donc on ne devrait plus rien retrouver à l impact.