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Iraq | 5 maart 2015 | by guest blogger

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Pentagon announces U-turn on use of depleted uranium in Iraq and Syria

DU blog a-10-fighter_1The Pentagon has announced that depleted uranium (DU) munitions have not, and will not, be used by US aircraft in the conflict against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The policy U-turn contrasts with statements made over previous months, where Pentagon officials claimed that DU would be used if needed; the decision reflects a growing stigmatisation of the controversial weapons.

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