updates 06/26/2017 SYRIA Washington Post:  US Led Forces appear to be using white phosphorous in populated areas in Iraq and Syria.  By Thomas Gibbons-Neff (06/09/2017) Excerpt:  The often-controversial munitions are common in western militaries and are used primarily to create smoke screens, though they can also be dropped as an incendiary weapon. When a white phosphorus shell explodes, the chemical inside reacts with the air, creating a thick white cloud. When it comes in contact with flesh, it can maim and kill by burning to the bone.  While international humanitarian law stipulates that civilians must be protected from all military operations, it also says that countries must take even more care when using white phosphorus. Additionally, because of the weapon’s ability to cause grievous and inhumane injuries, rights groups caution against using white phosphorus to kill enemy troops if other weapons are available.  Photo of Americans comes with the following caption:  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) https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2017/06/09/u-s-led-forces-appear-to-be-using-white-phosphorous- in-populated-areas-in-iraq-and-syria/?utm_term=.e4fdad4560ed Telegraph:  Turkey's Erdogan calls for review of Nato over US arming of Kurds fighting Isil in Syria. By Josie Ensor  (06/26/2017) http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/26/turkeys-erdogan-calls-review-nato-us-arming-kurds-fighting-isil/
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