US Uses Banned White Phosphorus Bombs in Syrian City for the Fourth Time in Two Months

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US Uses Banned White Phosphorus Bombs in Syrian City for the Fourth Time in Two Months

Post by eddie on Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:31 pm

The International Committee of the Red Cross has stated that “employing asphyxiating, poisonous or other gases, and all analogous liquids, materials or devices is listed in the Statute of the International Criminal Court as a war crime.”


DEIR EZ ZOR, SYRIA – The U.S.-led coalition in Syria has been accused of using white phosphorus incendiary munitions for the fourth time since mid-September. White phosphorus is banned internationally when used in areas with civilian populations.

Syrian state news agency SANA reported on a bombing conducted by the U.S.-led coalition that had targeted the small city of Hajin in Syria’s Eastern Deir Ez-Zor province over the weekend. The bombing, allegedly intended to target Daesh (ISIS) terrorists who control the city, killed fifteen civilians – among them women and children – and injured scores more. Civil sources cited by SANA reported that white phosphorus bombs had been used, which – in addition to resulting in several civilian deaths and injuries — caused massive property damage due to the fires resulting from the use of the banned substance.

White phosphorus is well-known for igniting spontaneously in the presence of oxygen and its use frequently results in post-explosion fires that can burn for hours, as well as painful chemical burns for those who come in contact with the substance, which can stick to hair and clothing. The International Committee of the Red Cross has stated that “employing asphyxiating, poisonous or other gases, and all analogous liquids, materials or devices is listed in the Statute of the International Criminal Court as a war crime.”

https://www.mintpressnews.com/us-uses-banned-white-phosphorus-bombs-in-syrian-city-for-the-fourth-time-in-two-months/251537/

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Post by Thor on Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:51 am

White phosphorus is not banned against military targets in ammunitions, left alone there is no evidence this was even used.

This product is used already for smoke bombs. So unless you are standing by the side of one that goes off and tied up. Your chances of dying from inhilation are low to say the least.

Not only that, it was Iraq that carried out these attacks. That has killed 45 ISIS terrorists as well as also civillians (which are both claims, not verfied on civillians)

These strikes over the year have been carried out with the approval of Assad and Russia.

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Post by eddie on Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:16 pm

Why did the media make a big deal out of it then, do you think?

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Post by Thor on Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:20 pm

eddie wrote:Why did the media make a big deal out of it then, do you think?

The media always do when its the west and are silent or print minimal when hundreds of thousands of civillians are killed by armed forces, whether terrorist or not, from the Middle East and Asia

Sadly some civillians will die due to said attacks against militant forces

The question to ask is how many more die from these militants, if said attacks had not occured?

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Post by Original Quill on Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:43 am

Who did it? The US is not involved in Syria.

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