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Shabestan news agency reported with the reference of press TV that The military fired thousands of rounds containing mutagenic weapon depleted uranium during strikes against purported Daesh (ISIL) positions in Syria in late 2015, reports said on Tuesday.
According to weapons experts, the use of depleted uranium is a war crime, a crime against humanity, and an act of genocide, because the civilian population’s exposure to depleted uranium causes genetic damage, birth defects, cancer, immune system damage, and other serious health problems.
Jacques told Airwars and Foreign Policy magazine that a total of 5,265 armor-piercing 30mm rounds containing depleted uranium were fired on November 16 and November 22, 2015, destroying about 250 vehicles.
Later that month, the Pentagon said that the controversial weaponry had not and would not be used against Daesh because the terrorist group did not possess the tanks the weapons have been designed to penetrate.