vacuum bomb

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Noun1.vacuum bomb - a bomb that uses a fuel-air explosivevacuum bomb - a bomb that uses a fuel-air explosive; "a thermobaric bomb can create overpressures equal to an atomic bomb"
bomb - an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
FAE, fuel-air explosive - a device consisting of a container of fuel and two explosive charges; the first charge bursts open the fuel container at a predetermined height and spreads the fuel in a cloud that mixes with atmospheric oxygen; the second charge detonates the cloud which creates an enormous blast wave and incinerates whatever is below
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Turning to poetic re inscriptions of the dropping of the atomic bombs in 1945, the deployment of the vacuum bomb during the Israeli siege of Beirut in 1982, and the use of airplanes as explosives in the 9/11 attacks of 2001, we examine how works by Carolyn Forche, H.
On top of that, we have received alarming signals that Russia is strengthening its military position with a vacuum bomb or a new type of submarine.
Abadi remembered a "very difficult day" during the siege of the capital when Israeli warplanes dropped a vacuum bomb on the Akar building, which was sheltering displaced people in the Sanayeh neighborhood of Beirut, in an attempt to assassinate Arafat.
It has also used thermobaric explosives or vacuum bombs that are second only to nuclear weapons in their destructive capability.
Russian forces Saturday deployed four ( vacuum bombs  above the town of Maaret al-Numan in northern Syria.
By now you've heard of Assad's reported use of barrel bombs, but what about vacuum bombs?
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the area northwest of the capital was targeted by four airstrikes, while local anti-regime activists said vacuum bombs were used in the raid on residential areas.
There are fears that Assad's forces may even use cluster and vacuum bombs. The sheer magnitude of the disaster that would ensue if Assad were to use the hundreds of chemical warheads at his disposal has caused Turkey to deploy troops trained against such weapons.
So logically, the city stands no chance to withstand the continuous bombardment with all sorts of weapons that the US could muster, from smart to cluster and vacuum bombs plus the multitude of rockets that target the houses and the inhabitants.
The regime is using cluster and vacuum bombs," said Abu al-Hasanein, a senior commander in Fatah Halab, the coalition of moderate rebel groups inside the city.
AMMAN, Oct 1 (KUNA) -- At least five people were killed and two dozens injured, some seriously, when Russian warplanes pounded with vacuum bombs Jisr Al-Shughour city, Idlib governorate, northwest Syria, on Thursday.