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Rule 12 : Definition of Indiscriminate Attacks

Rule 12. Indiscriminate attacks are those:
    (a) which are not directed at a specific military objective;
    (b) which employ a method or means of combat which cannot be directed at a specific military objective; or
    (c) which employ a method or means of combat the effects of which cannot be limited as required by international humanitarian law;
and consequently, in each such case, are of a nature to strike military objectives and civilians or civilian objects without distinction. [IAC/NIAC]


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