United States used weapons of mass destruction in Iraq: The Italian Report

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New information surfaced, "including hideous photographs and videos/videos and interviews with American soldiers who took part in the November 2004 Fallujah attack, which provides graphic proof that phosphorus shells were widely deployed in the city as a weapon," according to the Independent (UK)'s Peter Popham, November 8, 2005.

See Digital Globe Maps of Al Fallujah September 15, 2002, and November 5, 2004 for views of the city before the November 2004 assault. Global Security also has numerous Digital Globe aerial view Maps of Al Fallujah dating from 2002 and November 4 and 5, 2004, and Troop Movements November 9, November 10, November 14, 2004.

The Italian media reported "that US troops have used a chemical agent, normally used for lighting up enemy positions in the dark (and/or sowing confusion with billowing smoke), as a weapon against Iraqi combatants and civilians," John Aravosis wrote November 7, 2005, for AMERICAblog.

"According to the Italian story, the chemical is called 'white phosphorus,' but the soldiers call it Willy Pete. According to the article, they say they interview[ed] former US soldiers and Iraqi civilians in the broadcast," Aravosis said.

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