The Times: Evidence of white phosphorus use is increasing against Turkey

Evidence that the Turkish army has used white phosphorus during attacks on northern and eastern Syria is increasing, the Times newspaper reported.

Ali's pain was not caused by his amputated arm, which left only a small part of the shoulder connected to it. Morphine numbed the pain in this part of his body. But what was painful was the horrific burns on his back and waist that made him startle in any movement.

"I wish I could prevent the animals who burned me from burning others, rather than just taking pictures," Ali told the newspaper, revealing his burns.

Ali, a 21-year-old SDF fighter who fought ISIS, but on October 10, Washington began withdrawing from northern Syria following US President Donald Trump's decision.

"Overnight, Ali and his companions found themselves under attack from Turkish-backed" Syrian hardline "in the border town of Serêkaniyê, the newspaper said.

The paper asserts that the Turkish attack, which tore Ali's arm, also burned his back and waist with an unknown substance, a material that increased speculation that Turkey will use white phosphorus in its attack on northern and eastern Syria.

The newspaper points out that the doctor who is treating Ali and other burns caused by the Turkish attack in the hospital in al-Hasakah, He said he found between 15 and 20 injured people whose burns indicated they were caused by white phosphorus.

"The burns that I see here are different from burns other than those caused by the use of incendiary chemicals such as white phosphorus," the doctor told the newspaper.

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ANHA


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