Practice Relating to Rule 50. Destruction and Seizure of Property of an Adversary
The Dominican Republic’s Military Manual (1980) instructs soldiers:
The laws [of war] require that you do not cause more destruction than necessary to accomplish your mission … Don’t destroy an entire town or village to stop sniper fire from a single building. Use only that firepower necessary to neutralize the sniper.
The manual also provides: “Unnecessary destruction of property [is a violation] of the law of war for which you can be prosecuted.”