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Myths and Realities About Incendiary Weapons

Expand Local people struggle to extinguish fires from an incendiary weapons attack in western Idlib, Syria, on July 30, 2018.  © 2018 SMART News Agency Related Content Download the full report Incendiary weapons are among the cruelest weapons used in contemporary armed conflict. These weapons, which produce heat and fire through the chemical reaction of a flammable substance, cause excruciating burns and destroy homes and other civilian structures. They are regulated by Protocol III to the Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW), but that instrument has loopholes that reduce its legal and…

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