Bunker-buster bomb reports may mark new stage in Russia's Syrian assault

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Deployment of munitions designed to destroy underground structures, if proven, might indicate Russia’s desire to bring siege of Aleppo to speedy end

The recent claims by the Syrian opposition and the United Nations that Russia is using bunker-buster bombs in Aleppo would, if proven, confirm that a new, more destructive phase in the Russian assault on rebel forces is under way, and that the diplomatic track is effectively closed.

The bombs – capable of destroying underground shelters and command centres – would also suggest Russia is determined to bring the months-long siege of Aleppo to a speedy end, and that they have high-grade intelligence of the whereabouts of Syrian opposition positions.

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