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The U.S.-led coalition acknowledged the use of internationally banned white phosphorus munitions in Syria.

According to Russia’s Novosti news agency, 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 U.S.-led coalition warplanes carried out 25 airstrikes on residential buildings in Raqqa city during the past 24 hours, using internationally prohibited white phosphorus bombs.


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