Coalition drops white phosphorus bombs in Syria’s Hajin

Coalition drops white phosphorus bombs in Syria’s Hajin

The U.S.-led coalition conducted air strikes on a small city Hajin in Syria's Deir ez-Zor using banned white phosphorus munitions, Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported, citing sources.

"The International Coalition used shells with white phosphorus, prohibited by international conventions, during an air strike on the New Market area in Hajin in the east of Deir ez-Zor province," the agency reported, citing local sources.

SANA had earlier reported about the US-led coalition using the internationally-prohibited white phosphorus munitions in their airstrikes in Syria.

The use of white phosphorus munitions is banned under the 1977 First Additional Protocol to the 1949 Geneva Conventions.

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