Syria: al-Baghouz bombarded with white phosphorus


UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — On the night of Thursday to Friday, the so-called international anti-Daesh coalition led by the United States made use of prohibited weapons against southeastern Syria and more specifically against Deir ez-Zor.

The official Syrian news agency SANA reported that the US coalition had used internationally banned white phosphorus bombs to attack Daesh positions [as the US claims] in the village of Baghouz in southeastern Syria.

According to some dispatches, several civilians including women and children are among the victims of these American air raids.

Syrian media had already reported on the use of white phosphorus by the US coalition. Syrian officials have repeatedly called on the United Nations to adopt sanctions against the United States. In particular, they called for an end to the illegitimate military presence of coalition forces in Syria.

Last week, the US coalition has already bombed the village of al-Baghouz with white phosphorus bombs.

In accordance with the Geneva Convention, the use of ammunition containing white phosphorus in residential areas is strictly prohibited.

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