Saturday 24-09-2016 | 11:54:05
Issued to the newspaper, a report pointing out that the US Defense Department published on its website the official image, showing that US artillery used white phosphorus bombs caliber 155 mm in Iraq.
the newspaper added that the suspension of the Pentagon about the cases, which are used in this article scorching prohibited use under international law, but in the free areas people, is inadequate and raises questions.
the newspaper quoted Colonel John Dorian, a spokesman for the international coalition forces, saying that white phosphorous munitions used exclusively for the purposes of drawing thehallmarks of surveillance and the formation of smokescreens in order to camouflage, in areas where there are no people, with full commitment to the laws of war.
the spokesman added that US forces take advance all the necessary measures to reduce the risk of targeting civilians and civilian objects.
not be the spokesman for a question from the newspaper about whether American forces bombed the militants' Daesh "bombs , phosphorus, and whether long - bombing populated areas, and how much time you used this article.
Dorian explained that picture, which prompted the newspaper to publish the report, the use ofAmerican artillery white phosphorus bombs appear to monitor Kurdish fighters attacked the positions of militants "Daesh" on the bank of the great Zab northern Iraq. It
should be noted that Article 3 of the Geneva, concerning the certain conventional weapons Convention , prohibits the use of incendiary weapons, including white phosphorus against civilian targets, and limit their use against adjacent military targets sites concentration ofcivilians, but that applies to the bombs dropped by aircraft and not those ejected from thedefender.
and acknowledged the United States officially in 2004 using its white phosphorus bombs during a military operation in the vicinity of tidal Fallujah , Iraq.