Armenia uses banned white phosphorous shells against civilian population

Armenian armed forces have used white phosphorous shells prohibited by international conventions against civilians in Tartar district of Azerbaijan. AZERTAC's correspondent, dispatched to the frontline, reports that phosphorous artillery shells fired at Sahlabad village of Tartar district did not explode. Madat Mammadov, the employee of the National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) told reporters that based on information received by the 102 Call Center of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, this morning the area was inspected, and two unexploded white phosphorus artillery shells were found. “The 122-millimeter shells contained 3 kilograms 800 grams of white phosphorus. The unexploded ordnance was neutralized on the scene,” he added.

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