US-backed SDF pounds Syria's Baghuz with phosphorus, civilians killed - Reports - UPDATED

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4 March 2019

The news comes after the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced that it had resumed operations against Daesh militants in Baghouz, following a break for citizens evacuation, ONA reports quoting sputniknews.

 

According to Saturday local media reports, the US-led coalition used shells with white phosphorus in the latest bombing attack on the southwestern Syrian town of Baghouz, which remains the last stronghold of the Daesh terror group in the country.

 

The United States, in the meantime, has repeatedly denied using white phosphorus in its airstrikes.

Over the recent months, the Kurdish-led SDF has been carrying out operations against Daesh militants in Syria, with support from the US-led coalition. Numerous reports have been emerging in Syrian media about civilian casualties and use of white phosphorus, which is prohibited under international conventions.

The US-led coalition, which consists of over 70 countries, is conducting military operations against the Daesh in Syria and Iraq. The coalition's operations in Syria are not authorized by the Syrian government or the UN Security Council.

 

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US Coalition pounded Syria's Baghuz with phosphorus. According to preliminary data civilians were killed, ONA reports quoting sputniknews.

The news comes after the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced that it had resumed operations against Daesh militants in Baghouz, following a break for citizens evacuation.

 

Details to follow...

 

 

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