Southern Lebanon is littered with hundreds of unexploded Israeli cluster bombs
, and the Lebanese army together with the UN and other international organizations are working to purge the area of the deadly ordnance.
An army unit detonated six cluster bombs
in southern Lebanon, the army said in a statement.
If the civilian casualties were indeed a miscalculation on the part of the US military, there should no longer be any doubt about the fact that cluster bombs
are far too dangerous a weapon to be utilised in war.
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are designed to disperse hundreds of smaller "bomblets" over a wide area.
are known to scatter explosives indiscriminately over a wide area, many of which do not explode and injure people until long after the conflict is over.
Bahrain has never and will never have much use for cluster bombs
, just for training purposes so it is maybe not high on the list of priorities.
However, there is nothing symbolic about the pain and bitter losses experienced by the many victims of cluster bombs
In the days before the Convention comes into force, many civil society organizations around the world are participating in a campaign, "Beat the drum to ban cluster bombs
," to urge governments to sign and ratify the Convention, and to raise awareness about the potentially profound impact of the Convention on civilians and affected communities.
An Israeli army spokesman said maps showing cluster bomb
locations had been given to UNIFIL last year.
A landmark treaty to ban some forms of cluster bomb
has been signed by more than 100 nations in Oslo.
Handicap International estimates that 98 percent of cluster bomb
victims are civilians - a horrifying one-third of them children.
Washington's cluster bomb
policy is way too little, way too late," said Steve Goose, director of the arms division at Human Rights Watch, and member of the U.
If someone designed a cluster bomb
whose bomblets all exploded reliably on impact, or at least within 48 hours of landing, then it would presumably be legal since it mostly killed soldiers.
25 (Saba) -- Warplanes of the Saudi enemy and its allies bombed a popular market in Hidah district of Sa'ada province with internationally-banned cluster bombs
, a security source in the province said on Sunday.