Intense footage has emerged from this evening purportedly showing white phosphorus airstrikes by Russian jets over the rebel-held countryside of northwestern Aleppo.

The aerial weapon ignites upon impact and can be utilized to devastating effect. At 1:48 in the video below for instance, an ammunition depot is blown up by the white phosphorus:

Although white phosphorus is internationally banned on residential areas, the U.N. does not explicitly ban its use on military targets.

In any case, tonight’s Russian airstrikes are believed to be the preparations of an upcoming Syrian ground offensive in western Aleppo, at the Anadan plains.

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Coutbis Mick Coutbis
Coutbis Mick Coutbis
2016-06-21 00:56

They must vanish.

Andrew
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Andrew
2016-06-21 03:07

Good work. Keep it up.

Eldar Iravani
Eldar Iravani
2016-06-21 01:30

Dear admin. They are not islamistes, they are salafi- wahhabis. Please be attentive. It is very important.

Rab G.p.Lewin
Rab G.p.Lewin
2016-06-21 06:27

its not phosphorous..its a magnesium thermobaric..it reacts with the air…and reaches extremely high tempreatures on the ground..and incinerates everything…

ziad welds
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ziad welds
2016-06-21 07:22

seems like some amo depot got blown as a result,,wonder if this was the surprise ziad and leith were talking about when they said the jihadists would run away if they knew what was coming in that area

TC Jin Ds
TC Jin Ds
2016-06-21 02:52

yacine you p***y look like one of them,did you hide behind civilians? how many people did they kill village by village? were they not civilians? go cry by your dady erdogan

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2016-06-21 05:13
Reply to  TC Jin Ds

Err, they whine a lot but…In a certain way, happily, there are now guided bombs and effective targetting devices… Here’s how a tremendous lots of european towns looked around 1944/45 :
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/media/images/75306000/gif/_75306269_havrepostcards06.gif

Jonathan Richer
Jonathan Richer
2016-06-21 02:55

Nothing the US hasn’t done in Iraq

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2016-06-21 06:13

Ho, there was a time where the RAF was able to put up a raid with 769 Avro Lancaster and the USAF 527 Boeing B-17 and bomb a 620k ppl city for 3 days full time… Dresden, Feb. 13-15th 1945 :
VERY GRAPHIC!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgXNmZ2RQ14
Lowest estimated casualties : 22,700, highest : 500,000
Frankly, with near 400k refugees+620k citizens in town, I have severe doubts on the 22,700
Tokyo 1945 : 1st massive use of Napalm in a city mostly made of wood :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evb7j8oHAxI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_Aj9Jw5MXo&list=PLB727AF297999B6B9
around 100k casualties in a single night…

Marra Stutz
Marra Stutz
2016-06-21 03:08

Amem.

Humberto Toval
Humberto Toval
2016-06-21 03:27
Эль-Тэмиф
Эль-Тэмиф
2016-06-21 03:35

@Ibra_Joudeh magnesium

Amin
Amin
2016-06-21 05:32

An upcoming Syrian ground offensive? Relax. Nothing happens.

Barack Obama
Barack Obama
2016-06-21 05:47

Burning these motherfuckers

Angel Winter
Angel Winter
2016-06-21 05:52

Al-Masdar News…did you fix the hacking problems you had?

Robert
Robert
2016-06-21 07:22

No mercy for the rebels. Send them to Allah!

Christos
Christos
2016-06-21 08:01

Sad to see that Russia is using these kind of weapons, thought they had a modern army which didn’t has needs to use the same barbaric weoponry as wahabi apes use in yemen.

Yonatan
Yonatan
2016-06-21 09:37

It is not white phsophorus. It is a magnesium/thermite-based compound designed to burn ammunition rather than blow it up. White phosphorus produces vast amounts of white smoke when exposed to air which is why it is used to produce smoke screens.

Chris Tchaikovsky
Chris Tchaikovsky
2016-06-21 11:34

This isn’t white phosphorus. They’re incendiary submunitions. White phosphorus is much more abrasive and literally melts the skin. You’re pouring fuel to propaganda fire against yourself

Ivan
Ivan
2016-06-21 15:18

incendiary cassette munitions in populated areas is a war crimes. Russians and Assadists are guilty. Putin will share Hague cell with Assad

Edon
Edon
2016-06-21 01:02

And when you publish any news just search little bit, this is the ethic of reporters: search confirm and publish.

Angel Winter
Angel Winter
2016-06-21 05:56

This is bullshit…the vid you have on this article is of a Russian airstrike in Northern Aleppo. Who and where are your sources that the Russians are using WP?

Renaud Belgian Mayers
Renaud Belgian Mayers
2016-06-21 08:00
Reply to  Angel Winter

incendiary. Thermite or magnesium based. not WP.

Elena Evdokimova
Elena Evdokimova
2016-06-21 08:54

I do not think it was Russians, they do not use white Phosphorus …

Edon
Edon
2016-06-21 00:59

islamis Rebels there is no one but civilians where are those rebel
Russia until now most of bombarding makes in civilians

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2016-06-21 04:20
Reply to  Edon

Most of civilians have moved to government held areas, others have flew the country, so it limits a lot those in “moderate” rebel areas (are foreigners rebels? Because the most of carcasses don’t seem to have syrian papers on them!)… If they’re not totally crazy, they’ll avoid to stay where fighters are, especially if there’s a HQ, ammo depot, etc. Now, all these shithadists are not military, so they are… civilians, well, they’ll wear civilian clothes with tactical gear and guns… So anytime one gets killed, they whine RuAF or SAA killed a civillian… Now, some of these groups like… Read more »

Yacine Yacine
Yacine Yacine
2016-06-21 01:50

Islamist rebels or civilians !!

Bader Ali
Bader Ali
2016-06-21 01:56
Reply to  Yacine Yacine

If they are supporters of those head chopping rebels then burn them all to the ground where they breed !!

Deny Nurdin
Deny Nurdin
2016-06-21 01:58
Reply to  Yacine Yacine

Mehh…. These terrorist use civilians as their shield.

Yacine Yacine
Yacine Yacine
2016-06-21 02:05
Reply to  Yacine Yacine

so fight the terrorists on the ground man to man, not shelling the city with bombs from the sky.
cowards fighters

Shane Jean
Shane Jean
2016-06-21 02:19
Reply to  Yacine Yacine

Y Don’t you do it

Andrew Sivaram
Andrew Sivaram
2016-06-21 02:20
Reply to  Yacine Yacine

Only rebels are present in that area. An ammo dump was kept there. No civilians would live next to an ammo dump.

TC Jin Ds
TC Jin Ds
2016-06-21 02:45
Reply to  Yacine Yacine

did somebody say fight man to man? first there has to be a man,how many innocent have been killed and sloughtered by those animals? there is no man only rats,burn them all

Bader Ali
Bader Ali
2016-06-21 03:36
Reply to  Yacine Yacine

Please.. Don’t pretend you care about Syrians civilians when the monkeys you look like and support are raping and killing them to install their fabricated sharia law !

Shooresh Golzari
Shooresh Golzari
2016-06-21 08:18
Reply to  Yacine Yacine

You forget to shave the rest of your facial hair? Where’s your moustache? You look ridiculous… oh wait that’s the terrorist look you’re sporting. Civilians, yea right. This is the frontline you terrorists forced all the civilians out they are refugees now.