A car bomb has struck near the Syrian northern city of Aleppo, killing at least 60 members of President Bashar al-Assad's troops, activists told Al Jazeera.
Monday's blast, carried out by a jihadi group affiliated with al-Qaeda, hit near a military complex in the town of al-Douwairina near Aleppo's international airport, Mohammad al-Hadi, an activist in the city, said.
The blast was one of the largest attacks targetting regime forces. Activists on social media posted the following video that purports to show the moment of the explosion.
Originally posted by EViLKoNCEPTz
reply to post by khimbar
The part where you see the dust kicked up before you hear the boom is from the shockwave traveling faster than the sound. An extreme amount of energy is released immediately even from a small explosion which pushes debris and shrapnel supersonic. Usually if you hear the boom you survived the blast, unless something collapses on you or you bleed out from a shrapnel wound. People that are killed immediately by the explosion probably never hear the boom associated with it. Just the pressure from the shockwave will blow their eardrums out and turn their insides to mush if the shrapnel doesn't get them. It's not s pretty way to die but if you're in the immediate blast radius it's almost instantaneous. Shrapnel wounds are the worst part cuz you have to bleed out before death comes. Suicide bombers never hear or feel a thing.edit on 6/17/2013 by EViLKoNCEPTz because: (no reason given)