Syria (Sputnik) – The US-led coalition has been accused of conducting strikes in Syria’s eastern province of Deir Ez-Zor using white phosphorus, a munition prohibited for use against civilians or in civilian areas under several Geneva conventions. The Syrian Foreign Ministry…
Stronger International Restrictions Needed
The mounting use of incendiary weapons, which cause horrific wounds to civilians, should prompt countries to strengthen the law restricting them, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today at a diplomatic meeting about these and other weapons.
The 30-page report, “Time to Act against Incendiary Weapons,” documents civilian harm from incendiary weapons used in Syria since 2012, focusing on their increased use during the past year’s joint operations by Syrian government and Russian forces.