Cluster bombs used in Libya: Human Rights Watch

Published March 15th, 2015 - 12:27 GMT

Human Rights Watch has reportedly collected evidence of the use of cluster bombs in Libya, Reuters reports.

The report suggests Libya's two rival governments are using cluster bombs in their battle to seize control over the country.

Forces loyal to the Tripoli-based parliament showed Reuters reporters supposed remnants of cluster bombs at two different sites in central Libya. 

Use to destroy infrastructure such as runways and roads, cluster bombs eject smaller bomblets over a wide areas, posing a potentially fatal risk to civilians.

Cluster bombs have been banned in most countries under a 2010 international law, but Reuters reports Libya has not signed the document.

Just last year, Israel used cluster bombs against the Lebanese army in Shebaa farms.

 


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