Related Rule
Guinea
Practice Relating to Rule 7. The Principle of Distinction between Civilian Objects and Military Objectives
Guinea’s Soldier’s Manual (2010), under the heading “Principles of the law of war”, states:
The law of [w]ar rests on three fundamental principles:
1. Principle of distinction
Principle of distinction defines:
- … what can be attacked;
- … what cannot be attacked.
NB: For a soldier, the principle of distinction is the most important one. 
Guinea, Soldier’s Manual, Ministry of National Defence, 2010, p. 2.
Guinea’s Soldier’s Manual (2010) states: “Attack only military targets.” 
Guinea, Soldier’s Manual, Ministry of National Defence, 2010, p. 3; see also p. 15.
Guinea’s Soldier’s Manual (2010) states: “Spare civilian … property.” 
Guinea, Soldier’s Manual, Ministry of National Defence, 2010, p. 3.
Guinea’s Disciplinary Regulations (2012) states: “Military personnel in combat are prohibited from … destroying and seizing neutral commercial vessels or aircrafts except in cases of smuggling, blockade breaches and other acts which conflict with their neutrality”. 
Guinea, Règlement de Service dans les Forces Armées, Volume 1: Règlement de Discipline Générale (Service Regulations in the Armed Forces, Volume 1: General Discipline Regulations), 2012 edition, Ministère de la Défense Nationale, approved by Presidential Decree No. D 293/PRG/SGG/2012, 6 December 2012, Article 12(b).