US F-15 jets strike Deir ez-Zor with phosphorus bombs

Tehran, Sept 9, IRNA - Two US F-15 jet fighters on September 8 carried out strikes using banned phosphorus bombs in Deir ez-Zor province, the Russian Center for Syrian Reconciliation said in a statement.

In Deir ez-Zor province on September 8, 2018, two F-15 aircraft of the US Air Force carried out strikes on the settlement of Hadjin using phosphorus incendiary munitions, Sputnik reported.

As a result of the strikes, major fires were observed. Information on victims and injured is being clarified,' Major-General Vladimir Savchenko stated, stressing that the use of weapons with white phosphorus is prohibited by an additional protocol to the 1949 Geneva Convention.

The US-led coalition, consisting of more than 70 countries, is conducting military operations against Daesh in Syria and Iraq without UN or Syrian permission.
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