U.S. Military Used Depleted Uranium On Syrian Civilians

U.S. military illegally used depleted uranium on Syrian civilians

The Pentagon has confirmed that the U.S. military used depleted uranium anti-tank rounds on Syrian civilians, during air strikes against ISIS. 

On two occasions in 2015, the military used depleted uranium munitions in air strikes against Islamic State tanker trucks, despite warnings by the United Nations Environment Program that they posed a health risk to civilians due to their “chemically and radiologically toxic heavy metal.”

Thelastamericanvagabond.com reports:

In 2015 the military claimed that they would not be using DU rounds in Syria, and for good reason.

These munitions are for punching through heavily armored tanks, which ISIS doesn’t have in any significant numbers.

But CENTCOM spokesman Major Josh Jacques recently admitted that our military had in fact deployed these rounds on vehicles used by ISIS.

During two separate attacks in November of 2015, the US Air Force destroyed 350 vehicles in Eastern Syria with a total of 5,265 armor-piercing 30 mm DU rounds.

It’s not clear if the rounds were used in areas that could affect the health of local civilians, nor is it clear why they were needed for unarmored targets.

When asked by RT, Major Jacque claimed that “The combination of Armored Piercing Incendiary (DU) rounds mixed with HEI rounds was used to ensure a higher probability of destruction of the truck fleet ISIS was using to transport its illicit oil.”

But again, these are rounds designed to penetrate military tanks, not unarmored oil trucks. Using this kind of ammunition on these soft targets is obviously overkill.

Despite widespread claims of cancer and birth defects by civilians who have lived in areas where DU rounds were used, multiple studies commissioned by the US government over the years have found no link between the use of DU munitions and negative health effects.

“We have investigated ourselves, and found ourselves guilty of no wrong-doing.”

  • Mollie Norris

    Thank God Putin is destroying ISIS rather than Syrian children now that Obama’s terrorism against Assad’s government has been stopped.
    It’s disgusting that Trump is still supporting Israeli genocide – the swamp is still doing well in DC.

  • Black Swan

    ” Reason and rationality has been turned upside down. A nation of killers, that has been on a killing spree since it’s inception, the only nation that has used Nuclear Bombs on civilian populations Hiroshima and Nagasaki Japan. It continues to do so (Fallujah Iraq). The leader of the so called Free World, a Corporate Demonocracy.”

  • Frank C

    “We have investigated ourselves, and found ourselves guilty of no wrong-doing.”
    Wow! No bias there!
    “Incendiary (DU) rounds”? No such thing. There’s incendiary (starts fires) and there’s DU (solid depeleted uranium, very heavy, which penetrate by pure kinetic energy). However the narrative is correct. Only HE or HEI (high explosive/incendiary) would be used against tankers by a sane commander, unless he/she had nothing else available and the strike was urgent.

  • Watchman for Truth

    US dominated by Luciferian Pentagon neocons and Zionist soulless criminal elements aka the Israel lobby and Goldman Sachs, shadowy Elites and Vatican crypto Jews, responsible for all the CIA, Mossad sponsored terrorism in the Middle East and worldwide, have become the world’s premiere supreme terrorists through proxy wars not only slaughtering millions of innocent civilians including men, women and children with manufactured trained ruthless terrorists but notoriously using their favorite weapon of choice, DU or depleted uranium. Which by the way has a 1/2 shelf life or 3.5 billion years. They used it in Iraq, Afghanistan probably in Libya and now in war torn and totally destroyed Syria. When with this distracted world hold the US and Israeli militaries fully accountable for their war crimes and atrocities?

  • Elena Mraz

    Damned Americans and friends !!!