Evidence Military Used Bombs
That Cause Horrendous Burns
Human Rights Watch
"(Washington, DC) – The Syrian military has used air-delivered incendiary bombsin
at least four locations across Syria since mid-November2012, Human Rights Watch
said today. The conclusion is based on interviews with four witnesses and
multiple videos analyzed by Human Rights Watch.
The Syrian military
should cease its use of incendiary weapons immediately, Human Rights Watch said.
A total of 106 nations have prohibited the use of air-delivered incendiary
weapons, which cause serious burns, in populated areas, but Syria has not banned
“We’re disturbed that Syria has apparently begun using
incendiary munitions, as these weapons cause especially cruel civilian suffering
and extensive property destruction when used in populated areas,” said Steve
Goose, Arms division director at Human Rights Watch. “Syria should stop using
incendiary weapons in acknowledgment of the devastating harm this weapon
Since mid-November, the use of incendiary weapons has been reported in at least
four locations: Daraya in Damascus, Maarat al-Numan in Idlib, Babila in
Damascus, and Quseir in Homs....."