Russia, Syria forces using cluster bombs again: Rights group



    Russia, Syria forces using cluster bombs again: Rights group

    July 28, Beirut: A leading international rights group has said Russian and Syrian forces have renewed their use of cluster bombs against civilians and rebels in northern Syria.

    In a new report released on Thursday, Human Rights Watch documented 47 instances in which cluster munitions were used in attacks by pro-government forces across northern Syria in the past two months.

    The New York-based watchdog that the attacks have killed and wounded dozens of civilians.

    Cluster munitions, which explode in the air, release hundreds of tiny bomblets, posing a long-lasting danger to civilians. Over 100 countries have signed on to a treaty prohibiting their use.

    The Oslo Times International News Network

     
     

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