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The laws of war state an attacker must attempt to distinguish between military targets and civilians and their property.
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The deliberate destruction of property is permitted if it gives an effective military advantage.
Any military advantage must be “justified” or “necessary” by its collateral damage.
Certain people and places should be protected and respected during wartime.
Constant care shall be taken to spare the civilian population, civilians, and civilian objects.