Russia used phosphorous bombs on Syrian opposition in Idlib

Russian troops deployed phosphorous bombs in the north eastern Syrian province of Idlib.

13 November 2015 09:00

A journalist with the German daily Bild posted in his Twitter account photo and video evidence of Russian troops deploying internationally banned munitions. The photos and videos also feature ensuing fires, as well as the fragments of the munitions recovered at the site of their deployment.

According to the journalist’s sources, a Russian Mi-24 helicopter dropped phosphorous bombs on the villages of Benin and Harsha in the north eastern Syrian province of Idlib. The area is controlled by the so-called moderate opposition which is fighting both Assad troops and ISIS terrorists.