Coalition Forces Are Using a Harmful, but Mostly Legal, Gas in the War on ISIS

A New Zealand army general on Wednesday confirmed that coalition forces fighting ISIS have used the controversial chemical white phosphorus< in the Iraqi city of Mosul. The revelation comes after the Human Rights Watch issued a news release this week criticizing the U.S.-led coalition for deploying the harmful gas in populated areas of Syria and Iraq.

“White phosphorus fragments can exacerbate wounds even after treatment and can enter the bloodstream and cause multiple organ failure....

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