This is coolbert:
From the Daily Mail and thanks to the tip from Freeper it does seem that the Russian TOS-1 thermobaric multiple rocket launch system has been deployed to Syria.
"Russia prepares to rain down hellfire on ISIS: Putin's forces deploy 'Blazing Sun' heavy flamethrower missile launcher to Syria... which is capable of flattening eight city blocks"
* "Russia has reportedly deployed the TOS-1A weapons system in Syria"
* "The TOS-1A is a multiple rocket launcher mounted on a tank chassis"
* "It features thermobaric weapons which can destroy eight city blocks"
* "Follows Moscow claims that Russian forces hit 40 ISIS targets in 24 hours"
Scorched earth warfare literally so. Cracking the proverbial eggshell with the sledgehammer.
As it was in Grozny so will it be in Syria? Also an indication of a degree of resolve on the part of the Russian to bring the conflict in Syria to a climactic end in a manner favorable for Assad!