Practice Relating to Rule 7. The Principle of Distinction between Civilian Objects and Military Objectives
Section B. Attacks against military objectives
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (1992) provides: “It is self-evident that, after identification, bombardment cannot target but military objectives …”.
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (2006) states:
Armed Operations at Sea
Rules on Bombardment by Naval Forces
[Naval] bombardment may only target a military objective.
The manual further states:
Armed Operations in the Air
1. Conduct between Belligerents
Distinction military aircraft – civilian aircraft
Every opening of fire must be preceded by an identification of the aircraft … Consequently, attacks must only be directed against enemy military aircraft.