Practice Relating to Rule 65. Perfidy
Section D. Simulation of surrender
Ecuador’s Naval Manual (1989) states: “Feigning surrender in order to lure the enemy into a trap is an act of perfidy.”
The manual adds: “It is a violation of the law of armed conflict to kill, injure, or capture the enemy by false indication of an intent to surrender … Such [act] of perfidy [is a] punishable war [crime].”
In addition, the manual states: “The following acts constitute war crimes: … treacherous request for quarter (for example, feigning surrender in order to gain a military advantage)”.