DAMASCUS, SYRIA (0:30 A.M.) – The US may be committing war crimes in northern Syria as incendiary airstrikes were put to devastating effect over Raqqa on Thursday evening, a city which houses over 200,000 residents.

Footage published by Amaq Agency moments ago showed what appeared to be either cluster bombs or white phosphorus falling all over Raqqa, both of which are internationally banned if used on residential areas:

US warplanes have been increasingly aggressive in their campaign to defeat ISIS in Syria and Iraq since Trump took office earlier this year, suggesting Washington to have relaxed the rules of engagement in seemingly total disregard for collateral damage.

With large parts of Raqqa already in rubbles, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have thus far captured one eastern neighborhood and expelled ISIS from all villages and military bases on the outskirts of the provincial capital.

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The US has taken the gloves off now and this is only the start of hell on earth. They thought they were wicked ok the US will show them how it’s done!

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US ‘Democratic Values’ are again being demonstrated to the ‘brown people ‘ of the world.
The majority in the UN and the Western MSM will of course remain silent.

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Old US strategy- “fighting” terrorism by killing civilians.

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These are not aerial bombs, these are artillery shells. It uses white phosphorus but in much tinier quantity than incendiary bombs and normal, these blow enough high to have the phosphorus -in fact most of it- burnt before hitting the ground. Actually, these are simply the kind of shells you use to make a smokescreen. Sorry, it may be pleasing for some to point the finger but anyone who has been in the military perfectly knows the purpose of such assets which are more to be classed as fireworks than incendiaries. Now there can be some ignitions and it’s clear… Read more »
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The Daeshbags started it with their own war crimes. pay evil unto evil.

when you do something, don’t expect the other side to not do so either.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_phosphorus_munitions

“The use of incendiary weapons against civilians was banned by signatory countries in the 1980 Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons Protocol III. The United States signed Protocols I and II on 24 March 1995 under the Clinton Administration (and the amended article II on 24 May 1999) and later Protocols III, IV, and V, on 21 January 2009 under the Obama Administration.”

If we become the scum we are fighting, we are no better than them. There is no honor in harming civilians, especially with illegal use of weapons.

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Also, I forgot to mention, the US has not signed those conventions which ban cluster munitions or white phosphorous; so technically, they’re allowed to

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