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Rights Group Says Syria Using Cluster Bombs

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Rights group Human Rights Watch reports on Sunday that it has evidence the Syrian air force has recently used cluster bombs.

The group cites over a dozen videos that were uploaded by Syrian activists who show evidence of the aftermath of cluster bombs being dropped.

“Syria’s disregard for its civilian population is all too evident in its air campaign, which now apparently includes dropping these deadly cluster bombs into populated areas,” said Steve Goose, arms director at Human Rights Watch. “Cluster bombs have been comprehensively banned by most nations, and Syria should immediately stop all use of these indiscriminate weapons that continue to kill and maim for years.”

Video from Human Rights Watch:

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