Confirmed: U.S. used chemical weapons against Iraqi civilians
ROME, November 8— The U.S. Army used chemical weapons against civilians, among them a variant of napalm, during the November 2004 offensive to take control of the Iraqi city of Fallujah, according to a report released today by the Italian public television channel RAI, reports EFE.
In the report, titled "Fallujah, the hidden massacre," its author, Sigfrido Ranucci, interviewed U.S. soldiers, city residents, and journalists who confirmed the use of White Phosphorus and MK77, a "derivative" of Napalm – the chemical substance used in incendiary bombs during the war in Vietnam– during the taking of the central Iraqi location.
"In Fallujah I saw the burned bodies of women and children. White Phosphorous explodes in the form of a cloud that radiates 150 meters and from which there is no escape," Jeff Englehart, ex marine and Iraq veteran who participated in the offensive, affirmed in the report.
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