A US-made “smart bomb” was apparently used in the Israeli airstrikes that claimed the lives of an entire family in Syria’s Hama.
The family including a father, a mother and two children were killed in the airstrikes, which targeted the western outskirts of Hama city early on January 22. The attack injured at least four other civilians.
The Syrian Arab News Agency shared a photo showing the remains of the projectile which struck the victims’ house. One of the pieces seen in the agency’s photo appears to be identical to a wing of the US-made GBU-39 Small Diameter Bomb (SDB).
The GBU-39, which was first introduced by Boeing in 2006, is a precision-guided glide bomb with a range of 110km. The bomb uses the inertial navigation system, INS, and GPS to hit static targets with a high accuracy.
The Israeli Air Force is one of the main operators of the GBU-39. These bombs were used in many Israeli strikes on Syria over the last few years.
Israeli attacks on Syria have claimed the lives of multiple civilians since 2015. The international community is yet to hold Israel accountable. To this day, Tel Aviv continues to ignore reports of civilian casualties in its attacks on Syria. On the other side, Damascus is yet to respond.
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