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Iraq: White Phosphorus Attack on Falluja - November 2004




“Powerful new evidence emerged yesterday that the United States dropped massive quantities of white phosphorus on the Iraqi city of Fallujah during the attack on the city in November 2004, killing insurgents and civilians with the appalling burns that are the signature of this weapon. Ever since the assault, which went unreported by any Western journalists, rumours have swirled that the Americans used chemical weapons on the city. […] In December the US government formally denied the reports, describing them as ‘widespread myths’. […] But now new information has surfaced, including hideous photographs and videos and interviews with American soldiers who took part in the Fallujah attack, which provides graphic proof that phosphorus shells were widely deployed in the city as a weapon. […]”


Excerpt of an article from the Independent from November 8th, 2005.

White phosphorus descends on Falluja


The Video



External view: link   file format: .flv (1,2 MB)

Screenshots: Sequence of a white phosphorus attack

Phase 1

Phase 2

Phase 3

Video Credits


The Video


1) The video is part of raw CNN footage. It was shot probably during the initial phase of the U.S. attack on the city of Falluja during operation "Phantom Fury" on November 9th, 2004. M825/M825A1 artillery projectiles were probably used by the U.S. forces for this attack.


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