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The use of depleted uranium munition by the US military in Syria – a legally gray area? Not necessarily…

When the US Pentagon confirmed the use and deployment of depleted uranium munition in Syria, an armed conflict having by far exceeded the level of a civil war, on the 16th of February 2017, it did not take long for public outcry to follow. Before dipping into the relevant legal repercussions on the Pentagon’s statement, it is of pivotal importance to answer a fundamental question first: What actually is depleted …

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