US Led Coalition Forces Are Using White Phosphorous in Iraq and Syria

US led coalition forces are using White Phosphorus munition against the Islamic State in both Mosul, Iraq and Raqqa, Syria. The use of these weapons is strictly forbidden in certain circumstances under international law, most notably as an “offensive weapon.” The US maintains they are using it as a “smokescreen” to shield fleeing escaping civilians from IS snipers. Despite this however, there are already reports circulating of civilian causalities, something which is not uncommon whenever these weapons are used.

Why Mosul?

I honestly do not know why the American media is afraid to report on this and release the information for what it really is, but more people deserve to know. The Islamic State has not made their home in Mosul by accident and they are not fighting so hard in it for no reason. So, with that said, why are we currently fighting this battle and why will its conclusion be much more important than its beginnings?