Cluster bombs

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NATO cluster bombs spray death
By Vesna Peric-Zimonjic, InterPress Service, 14 May 1999. Cluster bombs take heavy civilian tole. According to western media reports, the colateral damange of civilian deaths is coldly calculated by expert teams who discuss the target, the munitions to be used, and the cost in civilian lives of every mission.
Faulty NATO ‘Bomblets’ Take Heavy Postwar Toll
By Dan Eggen, Washington Post, Monday 19 July 1999. Just over half the Kosovo casualties were due to mines left by Serb-led Yugoslav troops, the WHO report said. But nearly as many have been caused by unexploded bombs dropped by U.S. and other NATO warplanes in their 78-day air offensive against Yugoslavia.
Seeds of Carnage; Clearing the Clusters
By Christopher Dickey, distributed on Activist List on 1 August 1999. Thousands of unexploded cluster bombs dropped by the UK and U.S., continue to take a heavy civilian toll. Cluster bombs were first used by the Americans in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia to close the Ho Chi Minh Trail.
Why use cluster bombs?
By Jonathan Marcus, BBC, 8 August 2000. The modern cluster bomb dates back to the 1960s and was extensively used in Vietnam, the Gulf War and the recent conflict in Kosovo. How it works. They have the great advantage that they covering significant areas and do not require precise targeting. The U.S. has dropped millions. Many explode long after the cessation of hostilities.
New Crusade Targets Cluster Bombs
By Peter Ford, Christian Science Monitor, 8 September 2000. Today, landmines are outlawed as barbarously indiscriminate by a treaty in force since March 1999. And according to a report by anti-land-mine campaigners published yesterday, nations are complying. So now the effort will be directed at another barbarous weapon, cluster bombs.
Human Rights Body Blasts Cluster Bomb Use In Iraq
OANA/Xinhua, 3 April 2003. Amnesty International warned on Wednesday that the use of cluster bombs will lead to the killing of civilians. The warning came a day after dozens of Iraqi civilians were killed in a cluster bomb attack by US forces.
Cluster Bombs: War Crimes of the Bush Administration
By Paul Rockwell, Common Dreams, Monday 26 January 2004. One of the most heinous, unpredictable weapons of modern war—the cluster bomb. All over Iraq, unexploded cluster bombs, originally dropped by U.S. troops in populated areas, are still killing and maiming civilians.
IDF commander: We fired more than a million cluster bombs in Lebanon
By Meron Rappaport, Haaretz, 12 September 2006. “What [the Israeli army] did was insane and monstrous, we covered entire towns in cluster bombs.” The use of such weaponry is controversial mainly due to its inaccuracy and ability to wreak great havoc against indeterminate targets over large areas of territory, with a margin of error of as much as 1,200 meters from the intended target to the area hit.