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The "American Coalition" Attacks Neighborhoods in Raqqa with Internationally Prohibited White Phosphorus Bombs

Translated Saturday 10 June 2017, by Henry Crapo

From Raqqa:

Activists using social media have affirmed that combat aircraft of the ``International Coalition’’, led by the United States, have carried out, during the last 24 hours [1], 25 raids on sections of the city of Raqqa, and have used, in many of these raids, white phosphorus bombs, munitions that are internationally prohibited.

Information from identified civilian and media sources assures SANA [2] that the raids targeted zones in the west of the city of Raqqa, and also the neighborhoods of Sabahi, where there were 17 victims, including 12 killed in a raid on a cybercafe in the Jazara zone, situated near the Euphrates River.

See this related article, with photo of such munitions, from the Washington Post

(Caption from the Washington Post article)

U.S. Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit carry 155mm rounds to an M777 Howitzer gun line in preparation for fire missions in northern Syria. The sea-foam green rounds on the truck are white phosphorus munitions. (Photo courtesy Lance Cpl. Zachery Laning, U.S. Marine Corps)

[18 and 9 June, 2017

[2Syrian Arab Information Agency )L’Agence Arabe Syrienne d’Informations)


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