In the early morning hours of June 3, the areas around Idlib were hit with a barrage of Phosphorus bombs. White phosphorus can cause injuries and death in three ways: by burning deep into tissue, by being inhaled as a smoke, and by being ingested. Extensive exposure by burning and ingestion may result in death. The usage is inhumane to say the least.
Article 1 of Protocol III of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons prohibits the use of incendiary weapons against civilians (already forbidden by the Geneva Conventions) or in civilian areas. But the Assad Regime continues to more forward with more of these attacks. Recent reports claimed it was ISIS burning crops in the area ahead of the summer harvest. Clearly in the videos below, they’re not the only ones doing it. So where’s the outrage?