First it was the Israelis who were accused of burning civilians in the Gaza with white phosphorous. Then it was charged that the Americans used white phosphorous during an air attack in Afghanistan. Now the tables are turned, with the Americans accusing the Taliban with using the chemical substance on civilians there.
White phosphorous is used, legitimately, during combat to light up the night sky and the battlefield below. But it's not supposed to be used on civilian populations.
Of course, governments like Israel and the United States, can be held accountable for their alleged use of white phosphorous. But who does the Taliban listen to when voices are raised about human rights violations it commits?
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