U.S.-Led Coalition Has Used White Phosphorous In Fight For Mosul, General Says

White phosphorous smoke screens were fired by the U.S. Army in November 2004 on the outskirts of Fallujah, Iraq.

It’s the first time the coalition has admitted using the incendiary substance in the push to retake Mosul from the Islamic State. A general says it’s used “to get civilians out safely.”

(Image credit: Scott Nelson/Getty Images)

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