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powder keg

[′pau̇d·ər ‚keg]
(engineering)
A small metal keg for black blasting powder.
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Over 15 civilians were killed and a result of artillery bombardment and the air attacks with powder kegs, commission indicated in a field report.
The Syrian warplanes dropped more powder kegs on Masaken Hanano in Aleppo governorate while the opposition Free Syrian Armyclaimed they shotdown a Sukhoi fighter plane on the outskirts of Damascus.
| DAMASCUS, Feb 13 (KUNA) -- The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported Thursday that up to 421 people, mainly civilians, were killed as a result of the attacks with powder kegs on the northern city of Aleppo over the last 12 days The victims include 109 children below 18, 52 women and 24 opposition fighters.