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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

US Defends Use of "Fire-Bomb", the online version of Forbes magazine, is now reporting that the US Defense department is defending the use of white phosphorous in Fallujah.
US defends use of white phosphorus against Iraq insurgents

WASHINGTON (AFX) - The US today defended the use of white phosphorus munitions against insurgents in Iraq last year but denied civilians were targeted.

The toxic agent was used during what a US army journal called 'shake and bake' missions against insurgents in the battle for Fallujah last year.

'It's part of our conventional weapons inventory. We use it like we use any other conventional weapon,' said Bryan Whitman, a Pentagon spokesman. ...
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