Bashar Al Assad wishes you a merry Christmas’

Published on Dec 7, 2014 by Luke Hunt

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A barrel bomb from a Syrian army helicopter plummets to earth but, instead of exploding and killing scores, it bounces and spins to a stop, the first sign this is not what it seems. Dwarf-like ISIL fighters grab the barrel and roll it to a fortified compound as sinister music swirls, tiny feet pitter-patter and a black ISIL banner flutters overhead.

Read more from Dan Boylan at The National.