U.S. denies military operation in Afghanistan using white phosphorus shells (Figure)
5 on 5, in western Afghanistan’s Farah province Barabbas Luke region Gan Jia Bade village, the villagers by U.S. troops mistakenly killed a relative of the tomb to pray. Xinhua News Agency issued
China Daily AP: According to British media reports, a human rights organization in Afghanistan, the U.S. military announced the survey whether their use of white phosphorus bombs civilians, the U.S. military to respond to May 10, denied the use of the white phosphorus bombs.
this Nadi, the members of independent human rights institutions, said Derek Bernard, diagnosis and treatment of the wounded doctor, the wounded body of non-normal signs of burns, the doctors think this is a white phosphorous a chemical substance result.
said U.S. military spokesman Greg Julian, the U.S. military strikes in the last week and did not use white phosphorus bombs. He said: “The operation in Farah province, we do not use (containing white phosphorous) smoke bombs and flares, I can not determine whether the use of these militants chemical munitions, but we (the U.S.) must have used.”
from 4 day, including the U.S., including foreign troops in the western province of Farah launched air strikes have killed nearly 130 civilians were killed, but the U.S. military reported the deaths of civilians far less, and accused Taliban militants hijacked civilians are the main cause civilian casualties. U.S. military action was a public outcry in Afghanistan, 7, hundreds of people held demonstrations in front of the provincial government, Afghan President Hamid Karzai has ordered an investigation into civilian casualties. (Global Online: Homer static)