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‘Burns to the bone’: Amnesty Int’l warns white phosphorus used in Mosul may cause civilian suffering

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While white phosphorous is said to be a useful tool aiding the Iraqi forces during their advance on Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL) stronghold of Mosul, it may cause more harm than good on the ground, Donatella Rovera, senior crisis response adviser at Amnesty International, told RT.

People trapped in Mosul are likely to start fleeing the city, taking the eastern road covered with half-burned white phosphorous munitions which may ignite again and hurt civilians who come into contact with the chemical. – READ MORE

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