Nadim Houry: "Neither Russia nor Syria should use cluster munitions, and both should join the international ban without delay"

posted 12 Oct 2015, 00:11 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 12 Oct 2015, 00:13 ]
“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.
 Neither Russia nor Syria should use cluster munitions, and both should join the international ban without delay.”

    Nadim Houry, deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch

Source: 'Syria: New Russian-Made Cluster Munition Reported,' Human Rights Watch, 10 October 2015

On 10 October 2015, Human Rights Watch reported that an advanced type of Russian cluster munition was used in an airstrike southwest of Aleppo on October 4, 2015: "The use of the weapon near the village of Kafr Halab raises grave concerns that Russia is either using cluster munitions in Syria or providing the Syrian air force with new types of cluster munitions to use. New photographs and videos also suggest renewed use of air-dropped cluster munitions as well as ground-fired Russian-made cluster munition rockets as part of the joint Russian-Syrian offensive in northern Syria."

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