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white phosphorus

n.
A highly unstable, waxy white or yellowish allotrope of phosphorus, P4, that spontaneously ignites upon exposure to oxygen, used especially in bombs and artillery shells as an incendiary agent or to produce a smokescreen.
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Human rights group Amnesty International has accused Israel of war crimes, saying its use of white phosphorus munitions in densely populated areas of the Gaza Strip was indiscriminate and illegal.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian military announced that two US warplanes have bombed a town in the Syrian Deir Ezzur province with white phosphorus munitions, causing massive fires.
On June 9, the coalition also shelled the western parts of Raqqa city and the area between al-Mashlab and al-Sinaa neighborhoods, in addition to al-Sabahi neighborhood, using the internationally banned white phosphorus bombs, killing 17 persons.
The Israeli army says it has launched an internal investigation into the use of white phosphorus, a highly incendiary substance that can burn away flesh to the bone.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The US-Led coalition warplanes targeted an ISIL-held town in the Eastern province of Deir Ezzur using white phosphorus munitions, killing several people, the Syrian state-run TV reported a few hours ago.
Washington, SANA -- Human Rights Watch strongly slammed the use of artillery-delivered white phosphorus by the US-led coalition in Raqqa province in Syria under the pretext of fighting ISIS, urging it not to use it as an incendiary weapon to attack personnel or materiel in populated areas, even when delivered from the ground.
Activists posted on the social media sites pictures and videos of the coalition's raids on the east and west of Raqqa, showing the use of the internationally banned white phosphorus bombs during a number of raids.
White phosphorus is capable of burning human flesh to the bone.
White phosphorus munitions have been used in at least six other armed conflicts between 2000 and 2017 in Afghanistan, Ukraine, Somalia, Iraq, Gaza and Lebanon.
Infinity Ward has addressed the use of the controversial weapon, white phosphorus, in "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare."
"The US-led fighter jets hit Baghouz farms in Eastern Deir Ezzur with missiles containing white phosphorus substance," the Arabic-language media quoted local sources in Deir Ezzur as saying.
Deir Ezzor, SANA-A number of people were martyred, mostly women and children, in airstrikes conducted by warplanes of the US-led "International Coalition" on Sunday which targeted the gatherings of the locals in al-Baghouz Farms in Deir Ezzor eastern countryside with white phosphorus bombs.