Use of White Phosphorous Bombs by Azerbaijan Confirmed

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White phosphorous illuminates once fired

White phosphorous illuminates once fired

Based on an urgent inspection of materials provided by the fact-finding mission of the Human Rights Defender’s Office of Artsakh, authorities have confirmed that Azerbaijan has deployed and has used phosphorus projectiles, reported Armenia’s Human Rights Defender Arman Tatoyan in a Facebook post.

“Azerbaijan is using, as the current data confirms, Phsophorus munitions over Nagorno Karabakh setting fires to the forests which are next to civilian communities,” said Tatoyan in his post.

The Artsakh Human Rights Defender, Artak Beglaryan said that many civilian hide in the forests at daytime and nighttime to escape and shelter from Azerbaijani military attacks.

These munitions which have been proven to cause environmental havoc, are now being used against the civilian population of Artsakh by the Azerbaijani military, explained Beglaryan.

“These phosphorus munitions are weapons which use one of the common allotropes of the chemical element phosphorus. White phosphorus is used in smoke, illumination and incendiary munitions, and is commonly the burning element of tracer ammunition,” Beglaryan wrote on Twitter.

White phosphorus munitions can be used on battlefields to make smoke screens, generate illumination, mark targets or burn bunkers and buildings. The use of white phosphorous against civilians is banned by the Geneva Convention.

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4 Comments

  1. Ardashes said:

    Where are those cosidetto proponents of human rights and democracy,U.S.A. , Europeans, when are they going to bomb Azerbaijan fo infinite international violators, or may be they have sold their dignity and human values,or may be they never had like when they witness Armenian Genocide and they did nothing.

  2. Armineh said:

    The silence of almost the entire international community is very sad and disappointing.

  3. ara said:

    the art of war- we must destroy the enemy-100%- all their abilities to fight and as we see they are cowards, rapists and massacrists that go to the weak-old and children and women- they have no consious- we must destroy them everywhere- for ever- loutrines where they live in their heads- we will extinguish too

  4. Jason said:

    Armenia is fighting a brave fight. The terrorist are attacking their homes, with the King terrorist Erdogan’s backing. PEOPLE of the world traveling to Armenia to help them fight off the terrorists

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