You are partly right. It appears to be a bomb that breaks up into multiple incendiary sub-munitions. In that sense it’s a cluster bomb, but an incendiary one. The purpose is to start lots of fires over a wide area.

There’s an article with a video on the Washington Post’s website:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2016/06/23/after-appearing-on-russian-jets-incendiary-munitions-make-a-resurgence-in-syria/

There’s another article on the Telegraph wesbite:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/22/russia-caught-out-using-incediary-weapons-in-report-by-own-chann/

Former Middle East editor of the Guardian. Website: www.al-bab.com. Author of 'Arabs Without God'.

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