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MOSCOW, October 20. /TASS/. The United States has used depleted uranium (DU) shells in Syria and Iraq at least twice, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.
She urged focus on the joint report by the Dutch non-governmental Peace Organization PAX and the International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons concerning the use of outlawed weapons by the United States during its campaign in Iraq.
"It is a rather telling sign the ICBUW has exposed at least two instances of the United States using DU weapons in air strikes against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq," Zakharova said.
The report, she went on to say, "addresses the issue of the indiscriminate use of DU weapons during the US-British intervention in Iraq in 2003."
"The report’s authors have arrived at the conclusion that the US military violated its own rules for the use of such ammunition, because they fired it against non-armored targets, including enemy manpower, and within communities, thus posing risks to the civilian population."
"Amid the anti-Syrian and anti-Russian propaganda campaign and in the context of successful operations by the Syrian armed forces with support from Russia’s aerospace group against terrorists and militants in Aleppo such facts of recent history are ignored by Western mass media," Zakharova said.