Wednesday, June 14, 2017

General: White Phosphorus Has Been Used In The Fight For Mosul

NPR: U.S.-Led Coalition Has Used White Phosphorus In Fight For Mosul, General Says

In Iraq, the U.S.-led coalition has admitted — for the first time — to using white phosphorous during operations in the Iraqi city of Mosul.

"We have utilized white phosphorous to screen areas within west Mosul to get civilians out safely," New Zealand Brig. Gen. Hugh McAslan tells NPR. He estimates that around 28,000 civilians have managed to make the dangerous crossing out of Islamic State territory in the past few days alone.

Coalition spokesmen previously have confirmed the use of the incendiary substance in less-populated areas of northern Iraq in the fight against ISIS. But this is the first confirmation that white phosphorus has been used in Mosul.

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WNU Editor: Apparently the U.S.-led coalition are using it but as camouflage .... Doubts Being Raised On The U.S.-Led Coalition Using White Phosphorus Over Raqqa (June 12, 2017).

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