'Barrel Bombs' Dropped in Front of Camera in Damascus Suburb Daraya

Activists reported bombardments of the Damascus suburb of Daraya on January 12. Dramatic footage uploaded to a YouTube account of a local activist group shows a helicopter dropping four “barrel bombs” close to the camera.

The Local Council of Daraya City reported on 26 barrel bombs hit Daraya on January 12.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the Syrian regime helicopters droppedbarrel bombs on Daraya town.

Storyful is unable to verify who carried out the strikes. The helicopter bears similarity to Mi-24 “Hind” helicopters used by both Syrian and Russian forces. Credit: YouTube/Darya Revolution