Satellite imagery shows environmental damage of reported white phosphorus use in Nagorno Karabakh

Images show extensive burn marks, traces of likely white phosphorous use on forested areas by Azerbaijan

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Nov 12, 2020 · 4 min read
(Source: @LAndriukaitis/DFRLab via news.am/archive)

A shifting battle

Video of alleged Azerbaijani use of white phosphorus munitions on Armenian-controlled territory. (Source: AMGA News/archive)
A video taken by Armenian soldier showing munitions falling on their defensive positions. (Source: Bars Media Documentary Film Studio/archive)
Burnt out areas pinpointed on a map. The data is taken from LiveUAMap, as of November 10, 2020. Blue color represents Azerbaijani-controlled area and the red area represents Armenian-controlled area before the ceasefire was announced. (Source: LiveUAMap)
Comparison of satellite imagery reveals large areas burnt down, most likely by white phosphorus munitions (Area #1). (Source: @LAndriukaitis/DFRLab via Planet.com)
Comparison of satellite imagery reveals large areas burnt down, most likely by white phosphorus munitions (Area #2). (Source: @LAndriukaitis/DFRLab via Planet.com)

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