The Obama administration used radioactive ammunition against ISIS in Syria.
The former United States President Barack Obama and his administration used toxic uranium ammunition in two separate attacks on ISIS formations, during November of 2015.
It is said that those strikes were approved in order to stop ISIS from reaching the oil tankers in Eastern Syria.
This was said by the United States Central Command and a spokesman that confirmed that 5265 DU armor piercing rounds that contain this hazardous substance were used.
Previously, the United States and the rest of their allies promised they would not use any weapons with such toxic materials.
The attacks took place in the Deir es-Zor and Hasakah provinces in Eastern Syria.
The spokesman’s name was Major Josh Jacques.
He told the media that A-10 airplanes used projectiles from 30-millimetre rotating cannons on about 350 tanker trucks that were deploying oil needs for the ISIS formation in that part of Syria.
Previously in 2015, John Moore, a spokesman, claimed that no hazardous and radioactive ammunition would be used in this military intervention.
“The US and coalition aircraft have not been and will not be using depleted uranium munitions in Iraq or Syria during Operation Inherent Resolve.”
The first time anybody mentioned it was during October 2016, when Samuel Oakford confirmed that A-10 aircraft fired around 6,500 round of ammunition on two separate occasions.
He also claimed at 20 percent of this makes explosive incendiary rounds. 80 percent of them were DU armor piercers.
On November 16, United States aircraft destroyed 46 vehicles and on November 22 they destroyed 293 oil tankers, but there were some of these weapons which contained radioactive ammunition.
All of these attacks took place while the Obama administration was in charge.
“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,” Major Jacques told RT.
Depleted uranium is used by United States military to enable the piercing of a heavy tank armor.
Also, these kind of weapons can endanger nature in the area where they are used and contaminate water sources.
This can later cause cancer and pollution.
During the Gulf war in 1991, over 1 million rounds of depleted uranium ammunition were used in Iraq.
During 1999, when former Yugoslavia was bombed, NATO and their allies used uranium that is still affecting the population in Serbia, where over 40,000 people have been diagnosed with some sort of cancer as a result.
More than half lose their battle with this vicious illness.