DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5:45 P.M.) – New pictures reveal that US airplanes operating in northern Syria are using White phosphorus munitions in sorties on Islamic State insurgents across the embattled Raqqa governorate.
The fiery substance was also recently deployed by American jets to combat ISIS militants across the border in Mosul, a video released by Amaq Agency suggests.
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Incendiary weapons, if used on civilian areas, are prohibited in warfare according to a Geneva Conventions extension signed internationally in 1980.
In the past, the Russian Air Force has likewise used deadly white phosphorus to target jihadist militants elsewhere in Syria.
Meanwhile, with direct support from US airpower, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) continue to advance in rural Raqqa and have cemented the siege of Tabqa city.