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Offline jujyjuji

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Re: [Military] Enemy use of WP ( = White Phosphorus)
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Re: [Military] Enemy use of WP

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Date    2009-05-27 07:16:11
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Been doing it for quite a few years now. They launch it commonly at bases (IDF and mortars). Course when they launched it at us they overshot and set a nearby village on fire for the next 2 days. That was interesting to say the least . . .

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From: "Nate Hughes" <[email protected]>
To: "Military AOR" <[email protected]>, "CT" <[email protected]>
Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 5:01:28 PM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central

Subject: [Military] Enemy use of WP


WILLY PETE IN THE 'STAN


Did anyone see this?

>From US CENTCOM:

In response to claims that insurgents in Afghanistan are not using, nor
have access to, white phosphorus (WP) munitions, ISAF RC-East conducted a
summary database query, by which a total of 44 instances of reported enemy
WP incidents were uncovered and declassified on 11 MAY 09. Thirty-eight of
those occurred in RC-East and are released in this document. Our research
also revealed six WP events that occurred in other ISAF regions; this list
is available upon request from ISAF PAO press office at
[email protected]


Discussion: Three means of white phosphorus use and access by insurgents
can be identified: 1) improvised explosive devices, 2) indirect fire
attacks, and 3) ordnance caches or UXO. It is notable that the enemy has
stockpiled and used white phosphorus in attacks since 2003 and as recently
as the week prior to this release. It should also be noted that these
instances have occurred in nearly every province in RC-East, which
demonstrates the wide availability of white phosphorus to insurgents.
Finally, it is important to note that insurgent stockpiles do not
necessarily derive from old Soviet-era left-behind stocks; the white
phosphorus munitions found in these 38 events have their origins in a wide
range of countries. Also, the vast majority of white phosphorus rounds
found in listed caches were determined to be in serviceable condition.

That's weird, don't you think? Why would insurgents use WP rounds? Aren't
they for very specific anti-personnel uses? You'd think the bad guys would
use the highest explosive power for IEDs, particularly, rather than a
quasi-chemical round like this. Or maybe it is a sort of "poor man's"
chemical weapon insofaras the effects. Not sure, any ideas?


Here's more below the break:

1. Improvised Explosive Devices using White Phosphorus:

(U) 1.1 On 5 FEB 2009, an ISAF unit observed a white phosphorus
detonation, determined to be a 107mm WP rocket IED, near a civilian
district center in Sabari District, Khost province.

(U) 1.2 On 15 SEP 2008, an ISAF patrol conducting road clearance
discovered an IED rigged with one 120mm white phosphorus round, in the
Sabari District of Khost province.

(U) 1.3 In MAR 2008, an ISAF convoy in Mandozai District, Khost province,
was struck by a vehicular suicide IED, wounding one service member and one
local national. Investigators later determined that the IED charge
contained both white phosphorus and high explosives.

(U) 1.4 On 9 FEB 2008, a white phosphorus round exploded in the vicinity
of an ISAF forward operating base, in Behsood District, Nangarhar
province.

(U) 1.5 On 10 JAN 2008, an ISAF EOD team destroyed a Russian 122mm white
phosphorus round placed in the vicinity of an ISAF forward operating base
in Nader Shah Kwot District, Khost province.

(U) 1.6 On 1 DEC 2007, Coalition forces on patrol discovered an 81mm white
phosphorus mortar round set in the vicinity of a convoy in Waza Khwa
District, Paktika province.

(U) 1.7 On 23 MAR 07, an ISAF EOD team discovered and defused a 122mm
white phosphorus mortar round emplaced on the side of a road in Gardez
District, Paktya province.

2. Indirect Fire Attacks using White Phosphorus:

(U) 2.1 On 7 MAY 2009, an ISAF outpost reported receiving two rounds of
indirect white phosphorus fire, in Charkh District, Logar province.

(U) 2.2 On 11 AUG 2008, ISAF forces on patrol located a 107mm white
phosphorus rocket tube that insurgents had prepositioned to fire in the
direction of a nearby ISAF forward operating base in Goshta District,
Nangarhar province.

(U) 2.3 On 28 JUN 2008, insurgents fired a white phosphorus rocket at an
ISAF outpost in Bermel District, Paktika province.

(U) 2.4 On 4 JAN 2008, insurgents fired nine white phosphorus rounds at an
ISAF forward operating base in Darreh-ye Pich District, Kunar province.

(U) 2.5 On 21 NOV 2007, insurgents fired at least one white phosphorus
rocket at an ISAF forward operating base in Zadran District, Paktya
province.

(U) 2.6 On 2 OCT 2007, insurgents fired two 107mm white phosphorus rockets
at an ISAF forward operating base in Gelan District, Ghazni province.

(U) 2.7 On 4 AUG 2007, insurgents launched an indirect fire attack on an
ISAF outpost, using HE and white phosphorus rounds in Dara Pech District,
Kunar province.

(U) 2.8 On 25 MAY 2007, an insurgent mortar team fired two white
phosphorus rounds at an ISAF bridge construction site in the Darreh-ye
Pich District, Konar province.

(U) 2.9 On 25 MAY 2007, insurgents bombarded an ISAF outpost with 10
rounds of white phosphorus, in Darreh-ye Pich District, Kunar province.

(U) 2.10 On 13 MAY 2007, insurgents fired five white phosphorus mortar
rounds at an ISAF outpost in Chawki District, Kunar province.

(U) 2.11 On 11 APR 2007, insurgents fired five white phosphorus mortar
rounds at an Afghan National Army compound in Watah Pur District, Konar
province.

(U) 2.12 On 26 MAR 2004, Afghan locals intercepted and drove off an
insurgent mortar team setting up a group of rockets in the vicinity of an
ISAF forward operating base. Coalition responders later destroyed the
rockets, including one white phosphorus round, in Khost District of Khost
province.

3. Insurgent Caches and UXO Finds of White Phosphorus:

(U) 3.1 On 20 JAN 2009, ISAF troops discovered a diverse weapons and
ammunition cache that included three 82mm white phosphorus mortar rounds,
in Chowreh District, Oruzgan province.

(U) 3.2 On 24 NOV 2008, an ISAF EOD team located and collected a weapons
cache including two 107mm white phosphorus rockets, in Pol-e a**alam
District, Logar province.

(U) 3.3 On 06 JAN 07, an ISAF patrol detected and destroyed an unexploded
ordnance find that included one 122mm white phosphorus round in Terezai
District, Khost province.

(U) 3.4 On 27 OCT 2006, an ISAF EOD team found a major ordnance cache that
included six 122mm white phosphorus rounds in Bagram District, Parwan
province.

(U) 3.5 On 23 DEC 2005, a Coalition unit discovered a sizable cache of
ammunition and ordnance, including six 82mm white phosphorus mortar
rounds, in Kohe Safi District, Parwan province.

(U) 3.6 On 12 DEC 2005, Afghan National Police found a cached mortar
assembly, including one white phosphorus round, in Jaguri District, Ghazni
province.

(U) 3.7 On 9 JUL 2005, an ISAF unit discovered hundreds of rounds of
cached ordnance, including 27 rounds of 82mm white phosphorus mortar
ammunition, in Qalandar District, Khost province.

(U) 3.8 On 26 MAR 2005, an Afghan National Police patrol reported a cache
of various munitions, which ISAF responders identified and removed,
including one 82mm white phosphorus mortar round, in Jalrez District,
Wardak province.

(U) 3.9 On 19 MAR 2005, an ISAF unit found a cache of ordnance and
IED-making materials including five 82mm white phosphorus mortar rounds,
in Sharana District, Paktika province.

(U) 3.10 On 13 MAR 2005, Coalition troops discovered a cache of various
ordnance including one 82mm white phosphorus round in Shahid E-Hassas
District, Oruzgan province.

(U) 3.11 On 12 MAR 2005, local nationals led an ISAF unit to a cache of
ordnance, including eight 107mm white phosphorus rockets, in Mosa Khail
District, Khost province.

(U) 3.12 On 19 FEB 2005, an ISAF unit received a tip of a weapons cache in
Khogyani District, Nangarhar province. The search revealed IED-making
materials as well as two 82mm white phosphorus rounds.

(U) 3.13 On 1 OCT 2004, an ISAF unit discovered an ordnance cache
containing an 82mm white phosphorus mortar round and other munitions of
Chinese, Russian, Iranian, British origin, in Waza Khwa District, Paktika
province.

(U) 3.14 On 13 SEP 2004, an ISAF unit located a cache of ordnance and
weapons of various origin, including one round of Russian white phosphorus
mortar ammunition, in Orgun District, Paktika province.

(U) 3.15 On 24 MAY 2004, an ISAF unit discovered an ordnance cache that
included one 81mm and two 122mm white phosphorus rounds, in Zarghunshahr
District, Paktika province.

(U) 3.16 On 5 APR 2004, an ISAF EOD team destroyed multiple weapons caches
that included four white phosphorus rounds of various national origin, in
Sarowbi District, Kabul province.

(U) 3.17 On 15 MAR 2004, Afghan security forces led ISAF troops to a large
cache containing several hundred rounds of ordnance, including six 107mm
white phosphorus rounds, in Qareh Bagh District, Ghazni province.

(U) 3.18 On 22 APR 2003, Coalition personnel located an ordnance cache
that included four 82mm white phosphorus mortar rounds in Khar Konar
District, Konar province.

(U) 3.19 On 6 FEB 2003, ISAF units, following a local tip, destroyed a
107mm white phosphorus rocket found in Bermel District, Paktika province.

-- Christian
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Nathan Hughes
Military Analyst
STRATFOR
512.744.4300 ext. 4102
[email protected]

Source/Full document: https://wikileaks.org/gifiles/docs/16/1665243_re-military-enemy-use-of-wp-.html

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Re: [Military] Enemy use of WP ( = White Phosphorus)
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2014, 14:28:55 PM »
a long document :), of important files