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white phosphorous is the highly common and highly reactive form of phosphorous among the two reactive allotropic forms. It is commonly used in hand grenades, mortar and artillery rounds, and smoke bombs for signaling, screening, and incendiary purposes. As an incendiary weapon, white phosphorus ...
Under Protocol III of the 1980 Convention on Conventional Weapons white phosphorous is banned for nations to use during air attacks in areas inhabited by civilians. GlobalSecurity.org has said that the chemical leaves deep skin burns and only stops combusting when deprived of oxygen, which generally ...

... with decades-old white phosphorus. The 41-year-old woman was relaxing by the Elbe river near Hamburg when she picked up what she thought to be a small piece of amber. The woman plucked the object from the river and put it in her jacket. After drying, the white phosphorous did what it always does.
The 41-year-old was out walking on the banks of the Elbe river near Hamburg when she plucked the small stone-like item from wet sand and put it in the pocket of her jacket. But the souvenir turned out to be a centimetre-long chunk of white phosphorus - which ignited just moments later in the incident near ...
A German woman narrowly escaped injury after picking up an object she believed to be amber but which then spontaneously combusted. She had plucked the small object from wet sand by the Elbe river near Hamburg and put it in a pocket of her jacket, which she laid on a bench. Bystanders soon alerted ...
The videos clearly show different angles of a white phosphorus air-burst and the same areas being targeted by burning elements of white phosphorus landing upon low-level buildings. Repeated use of white phosphorous in circumstances where burning elements are likely to come into contact with ...

Footage shot in Mosul, Iraq on June 3 also shows the use of ground-fired projectiles containing white phosphorous. Smoke from ground fires is also visible in the video, but it is unclear if these were ignited by white phosphorus or caused by something else. Since mid-February, Iraqi forces supported by the ...
The Islamic State has made claims of use of white phosphorous by United States-led forces before as part of its efforts to discredit its enemies. ... fighting the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, in Iraq and Syria have access to white phosphorus munitions, but he said it was not being used against personnel.
Video and images purportedly taken near Aleppo in Syria show Russia is using white phosphorous or thermite-based munitions to target enemies of the Assad regime, activists claim. In a brief video clip provided to The Independent, white smoke lit by fire billows over a dark line of trees and buildings, and ...
HRW urges that Protocol III be strengthened by expanding the definition of incendiary weapons to include white phosphorus and by banning ...
HRW urges that Protocol III be strengthened by expanding the definition of incendiary weapons to include white phosphorus and by banning the use of all incendiary weapons in civilian areas. There have been 80 documented attacks with incendiary weapons by Syria and Russia within the last five years, ...
There is white phosphorus (also described as yellow), red, violet, black - and most recently pink has been added to the list. white phosphorus ...
white phosphorous market Forecast Report Offers Actionable Insights ... As an incendiary weapon, white phosphorus burns fiercely and can ...
The Report entitled Global white phosphorus market 2017 analyses the important factors of the white phosphorus market based on present ...
Also in 2017, members of the US-led coalition used ground-launched white phosphorus munitions during their operations against the Islamic ...
She put it in her jacket pocket, laid the jacket down… and her pocket combusted. The object was white phosphorus from a Second World War ...

Similar to the infamous napalm munitions the US used in the war on Vietnam, white phosphorus melts the skin off human bones, resulting in an ...
The US-Led coalition has conducted airstrikes using white phosphorus munitions in a village in Syria's Deir ez-Zor province, killing several ...
The U.S.-led coalition has dropped a white phosphorus bomb over ... on Conventional Weapons white phosphorous is banned for nations to ...
... with decades-old white phosphorus. The 41-year-old woman was relaxing by the Elbe river near Hamburg when she picked up what she thought to be a small piece of amber. The woman plucked the object from the river and put it in her jacket. After drying, the white phosphorous did what it always does.
But the souvenir turned out to be a centimetre-long chunk of white phosphorus - which ignited just moments later in the incident near the town ...
A German woman narrowly escaped injury after picking up an object she believed to be amber but which then spontaneously combusted.
In mid-June 2017, rights groups reported that the U.S.-led coalition had used white phosphorus in Mosul and Raqqa as part of its campaign ...
The US-led coalition's use of white phosphorus munitions on the outskirts of ... Repeated use of white phosphorous in circumstances where ...
US forces are using white phosphorus in both Mosul, in Iraq, and in the ISIS ... the use of ground-fired projectiles containing white phosphorous.
The Islamic State has made claims of use of white phosphorous by ... in Iraq and Syria have access to white phosphorus munitions, but he said ...
Video and images purportedly taken near Aleppo in Syria show Russia is using white phosphorous or thermite-based munitions to target ...
white phosphorus, for example, can burn through human flesh to the ... reported that munitions containing white phosphorous hit an internet ...
The use of white phosphorus poses a high risk of horrific and long-lasting harm in crowded cities like Raqqa, Human Rights Watch warned.
Pictured here, a Crane army Ammunition Activity employee prepares white phosphorus canisters to go through the conversion process.
... bombing schools and hospitals, to using white phosphorus against civilians, to encouraging its military to execute Palestinians in the streets, ...
The two sieges of the city that year involved the massacre of civilians by U.S. snipers, along with the use of white phosphorus , a banned ...
Smith recalled fighting at the reservoir, where he carried a Browning automatic rifle and was injured by white phosphorus. He said both the UN ...
Another Raqqa resident questioned the alleged use of white phosphorus in the city's Faros neighborhood and nearby areas. In June, Amnesty ...
On August 5th, a German woman accidentally set her coat on fire with decades-old white phosphorus. The 41-year-old woman was relaxing by ...
CORRECTION: Despite earlier reports, we now know the ADF was indeed well aware white phosphorus had been used by members of the ...
The US-led coalition has denied bombing the hospital in Raqqa, but admitted in a statement to RT that they indeed use white phosphorus to ...
It added that the targeting of residential neighborhoods with internationally banned white phosphorus munitions amounted to war crimes and ...
A German woman picked up what she thought was a chunk of amber from a riverbank only to discover it was actually white phosphorus from ...
It includes an attack on hospital in Raqqa and the use of "internationally banned white phosphorus munitions" against the Syrian people.
A German woman narrowly escaped injury after picking up an object she believed to be amber but which then spontaneously combusted.
white phosphorus is highly flammable, ignites when exposed to the air and cannot be put out by dousing with water. It burns at up to 1,300C ...
The reaction of white phosphorus with potassium chlorate, for instance, is a violent and potent one, and blowing up a metal pound coin shows ...
A woman in Germany has narrowly escaped injury after plucking a chunk of white phosphorus from a beach. firefighters were called to the ...
The 71-page report 'rain of Fire: Israel's Unlawful Use of white phosphorus in Gaza' by Human Rights Watch, states that Israel forces ...
"The international coalition warplanes targeted the national hospital and Raqqa city center with the white phosphorus one hour ago," the group ...
Ghaznavi accused the army of using white phosphorus during anti-militancy operations. "Other than helicopters and drones, they are now ...
The United States-led coalition has admitted to using multipurpose white phosphorus munitions in both Syria and Iraq. white phosphorus can ...
Another Raqqa resident said the coalition used white phosphorus in several districts. In June, Amnesty International warned the US-led ...


 

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