Practice Relating to Rule 13. Area Bombardment
Côte d’Ivoire’s Teaching Manual (2007) provides in Book IV (Instruction of heads of division and company commanders):
Indiscriminate attacks are those that can strike legitimate objectives as well as civilians and civilian objects without distinction. They are prohibited. …
Examples of indiscriminate attacks:
- a bombardment by any methods or means which treats as a single military objective a number of clearly separated and distinct military objectives located in a city, town, village or other area containing a similar concentration of civilians or civilian objects.