Règle correspondante
Côte d’Ivoire
Practice Relating to Rule 84. The Protection of Civilians and Civilian Objects from the Effects of Incendiary Weapons
Côte d’Ivoire’s Teaching Manual (2007) provides in Book IV (Instruction of heads of division and company commanders):
Chapter 3. Protection
II.2.4. Natural environment
It is prohibited to attack forests or any other plant cover by incendiary weapons except when such natural elements are used to cover, conceal or camouflage combatants or other military objectives, or are themselves military objectives. …
Chapter 4. Methods and means of warfare
II.2.1. Incendiary weapons
Incendiary weapons include any weapon or munition which is designed to set fire to objects or to cause burn injury to human beings through the action of flame, heat, or combination thereof, produced by a chemical reaction of a substance delivered on a target. Examples of incendiary weapons include napalm, flame throwers, shells, rockets, grenades, mines, bombs and other containers transporting incendiary substances.
Incendiary weapons do not include:
- munitions which may have incidental incendiary effects (for example illuminant, tracer, smoke-producing or signalling systems);
- munitions designed to combine penetration, blast or fragmentation effects with an additional incendiary effect (for example armour-piercing projectiles, fragmentation shells, explosive bombs and similar combined-effects munitions).
The use of incendiary weapons against combatants is not prohibited unless that use entails superfluous injury or unnecessary suffering. However, it is prohibited in all circumstances to make the civilian population, civilian persons or civilian objects the object of attack by incendiary weapons.
The use of incendiary weapons is prohibited:
- in all circumstances if it makes any legitimate objective located within a concentration of civilians the object of attack by aircraft incendiary weapons;
- if it makes any legitimate objective located within a concentration of civilians the object of attack by incendiary weapons other than aircraft incendiary weapons, except when such objective is clearly separated from civilians and all feasible precautions are taken with a view to reducing to a minimum collateral damage;
- against forests and plant cover, except when they are used to cover, conceal or camouflage legitimate or military objectives. 
Côte d’Ivoire, Droit de la guerre, Manuel d’instruction, Livre IV: Instruction du chef de section et du commandant de compagnie, Manuel de l’élève, Ministère de la Défense, Forces Armées Nationales, November 2007, pp. 31, 38, 45 and 54–55.