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Barrett808 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-05 03:14 PM
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BBC: US used white phosphorus in Iraq (as an anti-personnel weapon)
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Edited on Tue Nov-15-05 03:17 PM by Barrett808
US used white phosphorus in Iraq
Tuesday, 15 November 2005, 20:32 GMT

The Pentagon has confirmed that US troops used white phosphorus during last year's offensive in the northern Iraqi city of Falluja.
"It was used as an incendiary weapon against enemy combatants," spokesman Lt Col Barry Venable told the BBC.

Col Venable denied that the substance - which can cause burning of the flesh - constituted a banned chemical weapon.

Early this month, Italian state TV, Rai, said white phosphorus had been used against civilians in Falluja.

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He said a statement on the US state department <site> denying it had been used was old and based on "poor information".

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4440664.stm


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