US-led Coalition Bombing Mosul With White Phosphorus (Video, Photos)

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The Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) have liberated the Resala residential compound south of Al-Ba’aj town. Thus, the PMU has besieged ISIS in Al-Ba’aj from three directions so far.

US-led Coalition Bombing Mosul With White Phosphorus (Video, Photos)

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In the course of its advance, the PMU destroyed an ISIS VBIED coming from Syria and captured another one. Furthermore, engineer units continued building fortifications at the Syrian-Iraqi border, and the PMU continued temporarily evacuating civilians from the Al-Baaj area.

Meanwhile, the Iraqi army and the US-led coalition increased shelling of the Old Mosul area in western Mosul. The US-led coalition artillery bombed ISIS positions using white phosphorus shells, which led to the spread of fires.

US-led Coalition Bombing Mosul With White Phosphorus (Video, Photos)

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US-led Coalition Bombing Mosul With White Phosphorus (Video, Photos)

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US-led Coalition Bombing Mosul With White Phosphorus (Video, Photos)

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Iraqi security forces continued advancing against ISIS in Zinjili district. According to pro-government sources, 119 ISIS fighters have been killed in the Sahha district before capturing it.

US-led Coalition Bombing Mosul With White Phosphorus (Video, Photos)

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ISIS claimed that its snipers killed 4 Iraqi soldiers in the Zinjili district. ISIS also said that the group will target a gathering of PMU fighters in the village of Jair, south of Sinjar.

The ISIS-linked news agency Amaq published photos showing clashes southwest of Sinjar.

US-led Coalition Bombing Mosul With White Phosphorus (Video, Photos)

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US-led Coalition Bombing Mosul With White Phosphorus (Video, Photos)

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US-led Coalition Bombing Mosul With White Phosphorus (Video, Photos)

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US-led Coalition Bombing Mosul With White Phosphorus (Video, Photos)

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It is expected that the PMU will be able to capture the whole Syrian-Iraqi border area in the west of Al-Ba’aj in the coming days. However, it is not known until now if some militias from the PMU would enter Syrian territory under an official request.

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  • Kell

    155 Willy Pete rounds from Marine or French arty, going to try and cook em out of the old city.

  • Miguel Redondo
    • cortisol

      I doubt it’s real MG42, could be M53 which is later copy of MG42. Those have been known to be used in Syria afaik.

      • Miguel Redondo

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MG_42

        You are right , wiki says that Irak purchased a batch of M53 in the 80ies and that they are still in use now by “Peshmerga” against ISIS.

        • Ted

          The Iranians have manufactured MG 3 for decades, They are all over Iraq and the middle east. Very common GPMG.

    • testera

      Looks like MG 3 to me.

      • Miguel Redondo

        MG3 , or Rheinmetall MG42/59 , is virtually the same MG42.but made after the WWII. Loooking at the wiki there are a dozen different brands and manufacturers who made versions or copies of the MG42 , some with other calibers. (All my knowledge from the wiki) . But being the MG3 a german weapon I think that in Irak they are using the yugo*copy M53

        • testera

          That does not look like M53. Pay attention to details like the part above beld feed and the front sight.

  • Expo Marker

    The US is doing this to keep the fracture between Sunni and Shia. The Sunni Mosul community sees the Shia dominated government allow this, and will later seek help from other radicals to create the Sunnistan the US has been itching for a while.

  • hvaiallverden

    Hehe
    Yup, and it is and copy I ges, of the one I have used MG3, 11.3 Kg, you can draw with it, and it uses 7.62.
    Easy recoil but the accuracy on long range can be their only sore point, but otherwise, ok.
    I punched holes in the little circle on 30m with it where ordinary rifle shooters AG3 didnt hit the center on 30m I can almost piss that length, 200m and you need an better sight, but it can do better than that, but is then an mere rifle, and out of its range and use.

    It works, and its reliable to.

    peace

  • Elisabeth Jenders

    Using banned weapons like phosphorus and DU just proves that the oh so peace loving, democratic US are just inhumane brutes.

    • Carol Davidek-Waller

      The problem is U.S. “leadership”, not the American people. These people are sick and they are making the whole world sick.

      • Elisabeth Jenders

        Sorry, I do understand your distinction.
        As a German, I know what it’s like to be blamed and made to feel guilty for what some Leader had done.
        It’s always the psychopaths up top. People want to peacefully live their lives and

        they get on well with other nations.

        • Carol Davidek-Waller

          Are you being made to feel guilty? By whom…..the current batch of destructive psychopaths?

          • Elisabeth Jenders

            Yes, still, not only by the Jews, but by the Greens and Left (Anti-Germans). It’ s not politically correct to feel any national pride. German Flags are tolerated during football championships (the anti-Germans attack them even then), but then they have to vanish from view again. And now, the Hooton plan is being enacted to breed us out of existence by flooding us with mostly male refugees – who are driven out of their own countries by destructive military and economic psychopaths.

          • Ace

            Germany is under a satanic attack led by Merkel who disdains even to hold the national flag. Did Germans notice her reaction when she was handed the little flag? It was amazing to see. She acted like someone handed her a dead skunk.

        • Ace

          You make exactly the same distinction CDW makes.

    • Ted

      I speak on behalf of US inhumane brutes. We use white phosphorus because its effective. Same with depleted Uranium. In the end who gives a shit? Same reason Russia uses it and everyone else. Same reason your grandparents used Zyklon B ! Its effective. We do not have a complex about it, it does not bother our population one bit way to busy with texting. Would you prefer a (dumb name) M.O.A.B be dropped? When your dead your dead. Besides that who the hell do you think made those rules on banned munitions? We do what we want when we want because we can. Its that simple and it should be obvious to you. Now dont you have an Arab to marry? You let guilt destroy your nation and people, we make sure blind oblivious ignorance keeps our going strong! Merica fjck ya!

      • Rex Lais

        Hold up, you just contradicted yourself, if America is part of the national ban then how can you be democratic that just puts everything you believe in, into a pile of trash. I’m an American too, but the majority of the country only care if it happens in our borders to our people. Which is wrong. We should all care about each other if our country is doing something wrong then we should stop it. Your probably some hill billy redneck that shags his 3 yr old son in the basement anyways. Grow up and get educated and die already coz I don’t give a shit if you die so that’s the only bit your right on.

      • Rex Lais

        Another thing, if someone tells you to jump off a cliff coz it’s “effective” would you do it? I’m betting yes you dumb moron. If you love Russia so much go to that country. For the love of God your so stupid it’s unbelievable. Just die already.

  • Graeme Rymill

    Yes it could be American artillery using WP ….but Iraqi artillery is also very possible. See: http://musingsoniraq.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/mosul-campaign-day-230-jun-3-2017.html#more


    White phosphorus is supposed to be used to create smoke to cover a force, but
    it can also be used as an incendiary to burn out an enemy. Kurdistan24 TV
    filmed what could possibly be one of these types of attacks, and the ISF
    [Iraqi Security Forces] immediately banned it from being shown again and threatened legal action
    against any that did.”