Monday, October 12, 2015

Report: Russia is using cluster bombs in Syria

(Fiscal Times) Days after the first reports that Russian forces fighting in Syria were using cluster bombs – a type of weapon banned by many countries around the world – the New York-based Human Rights Watch reported that it had obtained evidence that a new, advanced form of cluster weapon, manufactured in Russia, is being used against Syrian rebels. [...]

“It’s disturbing that yet another type of cluster munition is being used in Syria given the harm they cause to civilians for years to come,” said Nadim Houry, deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. “Neither Russia nor Syria should use cluster munitions and both should join the international ban without delay.”