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.
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