Among the weapons dropped were 270 million cluster bomblets
, many of which failed to explode and remain scattered across the country, the NRA said.
1) But in conflicts where cluster bombs are utilized and when the battles have ended, unexploded cluster bomblets
inevitably remain, sometimes wounding and killing innocent people when they return to their homes.
Missile Carrying Cluster Bomblets
Used, 50 Civilians Killed
2 and 4 million cluster bomblets
on southern Lebanon -- 90 percent of them during the last 72 hours of the 33-day conflict, which began after Hezbollah fighters seized two Israeli soldiers in a July cross-border raid and ended with a cease-fire in August.
In a news conference in Amman on Monday, Yoshiaki Ito, deputy managing editor of the Mainichi Shimbun, said the metal device that exploded during a security check appears to have been a cluster bomblet
Gomi picked up while he was traveling in Iraq.
Akira Saito, president of Japan's Mainichi Shimbun newspaper, apologized to King Abdullah II of Jordan on Thursday over last week's explosion at Amman airport that killed one Jordanian security guard and wounded three other people when a cluster bomblet
in a Mainichi photographer's luggage exploded.
The bereaved family of an Amman airport security guard killed in last week's explosion of a cluster bomblet
in the luggage of a photojournalist for Japan's Mainichi Shimbun newspaper said Wednesday they would like to give their consent for him to be released on bail.
AIP also reported that an unexploded cluster bomblet
killed three children and injured seven others in Gorko in Nagarhar Province, about 8 km from the Pakistani border Monday morning.
The Targets In One Video Are Positions Manned By Jaysh Al-Fath, An Anti- Assad Coalition Of Rebel Groups, In The Village Of Khalsah In The South Of The Aleppo Province Near The Border With Turkey - Two Of The Three Separate Clips Show Small Blasts Beside A Building And On A Car; The Third Clip Is More Revealing As Two Chinese-Made Cluster Bomblets
Are Seen Falling Towards A building; A Man Is Visible Running From The Building Moments Before The Two Cluster Munitions Explode
During the process, 2,787 Anti-Personnel Mines, 163 Anti-Tank mines, 3,419 Unexploded Ordnance, 92 Unexploded Bombs and 28,719 Cluster Bomblets
have been destroyed.
The United Nations and human rights groups have said Israel dropped about 4 million cluster bomblets
during the 2006 war.
are packed by the hundreds into artillery shells, bombs or missiles, which scatter them over vast areas.
food rations, and replacing its older model cluster bomblets
The United Nations estimates that Israel dropped more than four million cluster bomblets
in southern Lebanon during the summer war.
Unlike conventional weapons, cluster bomblets
survive for many years, luring little children with their ?