The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a OTR-21 Tochka tactical ballistic missile at a unidentified target near the town of Benin in the southern Idlib countryside on April 26, a video released by the SMART News Agency revealed.
In the video, which shows a part of the missile engine, the pro-opposition news agency claims that the missile targeted a nearby refugee camp. However, no tents shown in the video appear to be damaged. Furthermore, the outlet itself confirmed that no civilian was killed in the missile attack.
The OTR-21 Tochka, which was first presented by the Soviet Union in the mid-70s, has a range between 70km and 185km depending on the variant. The missile is known for his high-accuracy, as it has a circular error probable (CEP) of less than 70m.
According to local sources, the missile used in the attack near Benin was armed with a cluster warhead. A military source told SouthFront that this variant is usually used to target the gatherings of terrorist groups, or their equipment, especially rocket launchers.
Several OTR-21 Tochka missile systems were deployed around Idlib in mid-2018. Since then, many missiles have been launched at terrorists’ positions in the governorate.