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Gaddafi forces using cluster bombs, claim rebels

Posted By admin On April 16, 2011 @ 3:25 am In Featured Stories,World News | Comments Disabled

Press Association [1]
April 16, 2011

Rebels in Misrata, which came under heavy shelling yesterday from troops loyal to Colonel Gaddafi, claimed the dictator’s forces had been using cluster bombs.

These pose a particular risk to civilians because they scatter small bomblets over a wide area.

Human Rights Watch also claimed the weapons were used, but Libyan government officials denied the accusations.

US secretary of state Hillary Clinton said the reports were “worrying”, and “one of the reasons why the fight in Misrata is so difficult.”

Human Rights Watch special adviser Fred Abrahams said it had “no doubt whatsoever” that cluster munitions had been used by regime forces and had photographic evidence that MAT-120 bombs were involved.

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[1] Press Association: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/gaddafi-forces-using-cluster-bombs-claim-rebels-2268792.html

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[4] Syria’s Assad accused of using cluster bombs against civilians: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syrias-assad-accused-of-using-cluster-bombs-against-civilians.html

[5] Georgia admits dropping cluster bombs: http://www.prisonplanet.com/georgia-admits-dropping-cluster-bombs.html

[6] BBC, Libya, & Cluster Bombs: http://www.prisonplanet.com/bbc-libya-cluster-bombs.html

[7] Georgia Fired More Cluster Bombs Than Thought, Killing Civilians, Report Finds: http://www.prisonplanet.com/georgia-fired-more-cluster-bombs-than-thought-killing-civilians-report-finds.html

[8] US used cluster bombs on Yemen civilians: Amnesty: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-used-cluster-bombs-on-yemen-civilians-amnesty.html

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