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US admits using toxic depleted uranium against ISIS in Syria

More than 5,000 rounds of depleted uranium (DU) ammunition were used in two attacks on Islamic State oil tankers in eastern Syria, the US military has confirmed. The US-led coalition previously pledged it would not use the controversial ordnance.

A spokesman for the US Central Command (CENTCOM) told Foreign Policy that 5,265 armor-piercing DU rounds were used in November 2015, during two air raids against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) oil tanker convoys in the Deir ez-Zor and Hasakah provinces in eastern Syria.

A-10 ground attack aircraft fired the projectiles from their 30mm rotating cannons, destroying about 350 tanker trucks, according to CENTCOM spokesman Major Josh Jacques.


https://www.rt.com/usa/377345-depleted-uranium-isis-syria/



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  • tazweisstazweiss Member, Permitted to post new threads
    I once saw an A-10 make a strafing run, while I was deployed in Afghanistan.  I'm not saying I was impressed but, I sure wouldn't want to be on the angry end of one of those monsters.

    If the politicians treat people this poorly when they're armed to the teeth,

    just imagine what they'll be willing to do once they've disarmed everyone.

  • mrpops09_CMOD_mrpops09_CMOD_ Chief Moderator
    tazweiss said:
    I once saw an A-10 make a strafing run, while I was deployed in Afghanistan.  I'm not saying I was impressed but, I sure wouldn't want to be on the angry end of one of those monsters.
    How could you not be impressed? That A-10 is one of the most magnificent small arms/Utility Destroying machines ever created. The sound of its guns is horrifying 
    Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
  • tazweisstazweiss Member, Permitted to post new threads
    I was most definitely impressed. 

    If the politicians treat people this poorly when they're armed to the teeth,

    just imagine what they'll be willing to do once they've disarmed everyone.

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