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US Forces Using White Phosphorus in Populated Areas of Iraq and Syria

by Jason Ditz

Iraq claimed credit for videos earlier this week showing the use of white phosphorus munitions in densely populated parts of the Old City in Mosul, but their use is becoming even more widespread, with new reports suggesting that the US is also using such shells in both Iraq and Syria.

Did millions of Muslims march against the Islamic state?

Reports that millions of Muslims protested against ISIS and that the news media ignored the event are misleading.

CLAIM

Millions of Muslims protested against the Islamic State in November 2016, but a “media blackout” prevented people from hearing about the event.

Iraq: US military admits failures to monitor over $1 billion worth of arms transfers

The US Army failed to keep tabs on more than $1 billion worth of arms and other military equipment in Iraq and Kuwait according to a now declassified Department of Defense (DoD) audit, obtained by Amnesty International following Freedom of Information requests.

Thousands killed after ‘US-led raids’ in Mosul

On March 24 hundreds of civilians, mostly women and children, have been killed under collapsed buildings in the Iraqi city of Mosul after a reported US-led airstrike triggered a massive explosion in a residential neighborhood last week.

Iraqi civil defense agency officials and locals said Thursday that rescuers are still recovering bodies from under the debris near Rahma hospital in Mosul’s Jadida district following the explosion that took place on March 16.

Middle East war: Mosul, Deir Ezzor, Palmyra

The war against Islamic state continues in Middle East. While Iraqi forces win, Syrian forces have serious problems.

Iraqi security forces (ISF) have cleared from ISIS militants the Mosul Park and the areas of Al-Muhandisin, Nurqal, Taqafah and the Ancient Nineveh, de-facto setting up control over the whole eastern part of Mosul. ISF units also gained control over 5 Mosul bridges from the eastern side of the city.