US-Led Coalition Acknowledges Use of Banned-Munitions in Syria

US-Led Coalition Acknowledges Use of Banned-Munitions in Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- The US-led coalition confirmed the use of internationally-banned white phosphorus munitions in Syria, media sources reported.
Russia’s RIA Novosti reported that the coalition claimed to use the white phosphorus for acts of camouflage, screening, obscuring and marking in an attempt to deny its crimes.
In its statement, the coalition referred to “cautious and rational measures taken to reduce the dangerous effects of white phosphorus on civilians and infrastructures.”
The US-led coalition warplanes have carried out 25 airstrikes on residential buildings in Raqqa city during the past 24 hours, using internationally prohibited white phosphorus bombs.