In the coalition the United States has justified the use of phosphorous bombs during the attack on raqqa


Phosphorus bombs used in Syria in accordance with the laws of armed conflict and in view of the potential threat to the civilian population. About it the correspondent of TASS said Sunday, August 6, the representative of the international coalition led by the United States.

“Shells with white phosphorus used to create a smokescreen, smoke, and target acquisition subject to any possible side effect for civilians and civilian buildings,” — said in the headquarters.

The Syrian foreign Ministry, the Agency stressed that the use of phosphorus and the targeting of residential areas and the hospital of Raqqa gross violation of international law. This is stated in the message Department, sent to the UN security Council.

On 5 August it was reported that as a result of air strikes on raqqa killed 43 people, wounded many others. The Deputy Chairman of the local branch of the Syrian red Crescent society DIN al-Asaad said that the international coalition aircraft attacked the hospital. According to some, when attacked died seven children.

The assault on Raqqa, the unofficial capital of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia), is from June. The liberation of the city is considered one of the main goals of the coalition’s military operations against extremists in Iraq and Syria.