Iraq/Syria : Danger From US White Phosphorus
(Washington, DC) – The use of artillery-delivered white phosphorus by the United States-led coalition fighting Islamic State (also known as ISIS) forces in Syria and Iraq raises serious questions about the protection of civilians, Human Rights Watch said today. This multipurpose munition should never be used as an incendiary weapon to attack personnel or materiel in populated areas, even when delivered from the ground.
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Key Finding on Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria
Samples from an attack in northern Syria on March 30 “prove the existence of #sarin,” a deadly nerve agent, the director of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said on October 4.