HRW: Syrian army using incendiary weapons

By REUTERS
December 12, 2012 15:18

 
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BEIRUT - Syrian forces have dropped incendiary bombs on populated areas, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday, calling on the authorities to stop using a weapon that causes "especially cruel human suffering".

Most of the weapons found appeared to be two kinds of Soviet models, one of which releases 48 incendiary submunitions over an area the size of a football field, it said.

Incendiary weapons contain flammable materials such as napalm, thermite or white phosphorous, which can set fire to buildings or cause severe burns and respiratory damage.

"These weapons cause especially cruel civilian suffering and extensive property destruction when used in populated areas," said Steve Goose, director of the arms division of the New York-based rights group.

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