Russia uses white phosphorus in Idlib, say activists

NOW reports: Russia has bombed the outskirts of small village in the Idlib province with highly toxic white phosphorus incendiaries that cause severe burns, according to Syrian activists.

On Thursday night, videos emerged on social media showing the extremely flammable munition—which has been controversially used by Israel in Gaza and the US in Iraq—igniting in mid-air as it fell over the Baynayn area 25 kilometers south of the provincial capital of Idlib.

“The Baynayn area was [targeted] yesterday with phosphorous bombs, after several overflights by Russian warplanes,” media activist Khaled Nour told All4Syria in an article published Friday morning. [Continue reading…]

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