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USA Provides Skin-Melting Chemical To Saudi Arabia For Use In Yemen

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US Provides Skin-Melting Chemical to Saudi Arabia for Yemen War

People gather at the site of a Saudi-led air strike in Yemen

People gather at the site of a Saudi-led air strike in Yemen’s capital Sanaa September 21, 2015 | Photo: Reuters

The napalm-like chemical can burn skin to the bone.

Saudi Arabia is using white phosphorus, a skin-melting chemical, in its conflict with Yemen, according to social media reports, and the U.S. acknowledges that it has supplied the kingdom with the chemical.

It is unknown exactly how Saudi Arabia is using the napalm-like chemical, but recent photos and videos published on social media appear to show white phosphorus canisters being used in a mortar shell.

Military officials in the U.S. confirmed that they have previously supplied the Saudi kingdom with white phosphorous, but refused to say how much and when the chemical was sold to the Saudis.

When white phosphorus is used in munitions it can cause horrific damage. The highly…

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