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#Iraq #War records reignite #debate over #US use of depleted #uranium [#DU] (IRIN, October 6 2016)

 

Title: #Iraq #War records reignite #debate over #US use of depleted #uranium [#DU].

Subject: Iraq War, unconventional weapons use.

Source: IRIN, full page: (LINK).

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EXCLUSIVE: Iraq War records reignite debate over US use of depleted uranium

Records detailing as many as 181,000 rounds of depleted uranium munitions shot in 2003 by American forces in Iraq have been unearthed by researchers, representing the most significant public documentation of the controversial armament's use during the US-led invasion.

The cache, released to George Washington University in 2013 but until now not made public, shows that a majority of the 1,116 sorties carried out by A-10 jet crews during March and April of 2003 were aimed at so-called “soft targets” like cars and trucks, as well as buildings and troop positions. This runs parallel to accounts that the munitions were used on a wide array of targets and not just against the tanks and armoured vehicles that the Pentagon maintains super-penetrative DU munitions are intended for.

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Keywords: USA; Iraq; Wars; Toxic Chemicals.

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