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

Since the decision to deploy 12 A-10 Thunderbolt II gunships to the Middle East as part of Operation Inherent Resolve last December, concerns have been raised that the US would once again use DU in Iraq – already the world’s most DU contaminated country. Just months before the deployment was announced, Iraq had called on [http://www.bandepleteduranium.org/en/iraq-calls-for-treaty-ban-on-depleted-uranium] the United Nations for technical assistance …