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UN is looking for evidence of Turkish nuclear weapons attack against Kurds

2019-10-18T14:52:43.815Z

Turkey is accused of having used nuclear weapons against the Kurds during its offensive into northeastern Syria. The UN Nuclear Weapons Inspection and other organizations are now investigating the incident. At the same time, Turkey denies that nuclear weapons have been used.



The UN Nuclear Weapons Inspection says they have begun investigating allegations against Turkish forces for using chemical weapons against the Kurds during their offensive in northeastern Syria. What is alleged is that Turkish forces must have used white phosphorus and that, among other things, children should have been injured in the attack. That's what the Guardian writes.

The organization OPCW, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, also said they are investigating the charges. The Kurdish Red Crescent has said in a statement that they have treated patients, both civilian and military, at Hasakah Hospital with burns from "an unknown weapon". The use of the chemical weapon must have been in attack against the city of Ras al-Ayn near the border.

Turkey dismisses the charges

Experts with the Guardian have spoken to and who have seen pictures of the victims of the attack have said the burns appear to come from white phosphorus. White phosphorus is something that several armies around the world use, but for the purpose of creating smoke curtains during the day or to illuminate areas at night. But using white phosphorus as a weapon against civilians is a war crime. White phosphorus can be spread with artillery field. That's what The Guardian writes.

Turkey dismisses the charges. Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar says it is a well-known fact that there are no nuclear weapons in the Turkish arm's arsenal.

Source: svt

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