cluster bomb

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bomb consisting of a canister that is dropped from a plane and that opens to release a cluster of bomblets (usually fragmentation bombs) over a wide area

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In 2015, cluster bombs killed 417 people, more than a third of them children, the Cluster Munition Coalition said, adding that the actual number of casualties was likely to be much higher.
The last manufacturer of cluster bombs still supported by WMPF is to be questioned for a second time in the near future.
The unrepentant Israeli army will not consider dropping the use of cluster bombs in civilian areas.
The Bahrain Lovers Band joined Mr Burdestani and supporters to Beat the Drum to ban Cluster Bombs at Al Riwaq Art Space, Adliya.
In his speech, Verhagen claimed, AoCluster munitions are unreliable and imprecise, and their use poses a grave danger to the civilian populationAaYears after a conflict has ended, people - especially children - can fall victim to unexploded submunition from cluster bombs.
Laos, the country most affected by cluster bombs, was the second nation to sign Wednesday's treaty at Oslo city hall.
officials insist that the Pentagon must have such weapons and implausibly argue that cluster bombs can be more humane than conventional bombs.
Cluster bombs are shells which open when they are dropped and scatter into several hundred mini-bombs on the targeted zone.
Defense Secretary William Cohen called for cluster bomb dud rates to not exceed one percent by 2005.
Congress has approved measures banning the export of most cluster bombs and restricting U.
THE Princess Diana Memorial Fountain, in London's Hyde Park, was yesterday dyed blood red by anti-arms trade protesters registering their outrage at the continued use of cluster bombs.
BRITAIN'S use of cluster bombs and its failure to secure munitions dumps led to scores of civilian deaths and injuries during the Iraq war, a human rights group said.
30 (Saba) -- Six Yemeni civilians were killed, including children, in Saudi-led aggression coalition airstrikes and cluster bombs over the past 24 hours, according to official reports combined by Yemen Press Agency on Tuesday.
When the House of Representatives passed its $576 billion defense appropriations bill June 16, one amendment that did not pass was the one introduced by Michigan Democrat John Conyers, which would have barred the United States from sending cluster munitions, also known as cluster bombs, to Saudi Arabia.
Things have gotten out of hand lately, so much so that the warmongers no longer shy away from publicly announcing that they are selling and using cluster bombs and other types of munitions and starvation methods against the poorest nation in the Middle East in broad daylight and in breach of International Law.