The Russian Ministry of Defense has confirmed using thermobaric weapons, also known as aerosol bombs or vacuum explosives.
A Vacuum bomb creates a huge fireball which sucks up all surrounding oxygen.
The weapon can destroy reinforced buildings, equipment, and kill people.
In 2000, Human Rights Watch condemned Russia’s reported use of the weapons a year earlier in Chechnya.
The United States relied on similar weapons in its war in Afghanistan naming it the “mother of all Bombs.”