Sunday, June 11, 2017

US-Led Forces Have Been Accused Of Using White Phosphorus In Syria

ISIS video of the alleged WP bombing in Raqqa circulating on social media

The Telegraph: US-led forces accused of dropping white phosphorous on Raqqa

US-led forces in Syria have been accused of dropping white phosphorous on districts in eastern Raqqa, as it battles to liberate the city from the Islamic State.

Video footage released by Amaq, the news agency run by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil), appears to show the deadly substance falling on the Syrian capital on two separate occasions.

Raqqa is Being Saughtered Silently, an anti-Isil campaign group, has also released similar images on social media.

The use of white phosphorous in densely populated areas is banned under international law, though military forces are allowed to use it to create smoke screens.

Similar to napalm, white phosphorus causes agonising and potentially deadly chemical burns which have been known to melt skin off the bone.

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WNU Editor: There are also reports of white phosphorous being used on Mosul .... Iraq to probe use of white phosphorus in Mosul (Al Jazeera). More here .... U.S.-led forces appear to be using white phosphorus in populated areas in Iraq and Syria (Washington Post).

More News On Reports That US-Led Forces Have Been Using White Phosphorus In Syria

U.S.-Led Forces Said to Have Used White Phosphorus in Syria -- New York Times
Syrians Accuse U.S.-Led Forces Of Bombing Raqqa With White Phosphorus -- VOCATIV
US-led forces use white phosphorus in Iraq and Syria: rights groups -- Daily Sabah
U.S. attack by white phosphorus on Raqqa kills tens of civilians -- Xinhau
US-Led Coalition Explained Why It Used White Phosphorus in Syria's Raqqa -- Sputnik

1 comment:

jimbrown said...

Amaq less than zero credibility I would say.