- PressTV Published on Sep 9, 2018
Russia’s military says two US fighter jets dropped phosphorus bombs over Syria’s Dayr al-Zawr province on Saturday. In a statement, Russian general Vladimir Savtchenko added that the airstrikes targeted military bases in civilian areas in the village of Hadjin. Savtchenko said the raids sparked huge fires. He noted that Russia is still verifying the information concerning possible deaths and injuries. Washington has denied any use of phosphorus bombs. The use of munitions containing phosphorus is prohibited according to an additional protocol to the Geneva Convention of 1949. However, human rights groups say the US-led coalition has a number of times used phosphorous munitions over the course of the Syria conflict.