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cluster bomb:

see cluster munitionscluster munitions
or cluster bombs,
air-dropped or ground-launched weapons that open in mid-air and scatter dozens, hundreds, or thousands of smaller submunitions (or bomblets) over a wide area.
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Since mid-April 2015, photographs, video, and other evidence have emerged indicating that cluster munitions have been used during recent weeks in coalition airstrikes in Yemen's northern Sa'ada province.
Cluster munitions are prohibited by a 2008 treaty adopted by 116 countries, but not by Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners or the United States.
Sudan should immediately stop using these horrendous weapons, destroy its stockpiles and respect the prohibition on cluster munitions by joining the convention on cluster munitions," he said.
1) Bill C-6: An Act to Implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions is now awaiting third reading in the House of Commons.
Denmark s national stockpile of cluster munitions has been destroyed several years ahead of the deadline set by the Convention on Cluster Munitions.
It is appalling that Syrian government forces are still using banned cluster munitions on their people," said Steve Goose, arms division director at Human Rights Watch, in a statement late on Tuesday.
The report, which is produced annually, measures how far countries have lived up to their responsibilities under international law in implementing the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions, which bans all use, production, transfer and stockpiling of the weapons.
They're cluster munitions that have been used, they haven't just been pulled out of a warehouse and torn apart with a screwdriver", Goose said.
Former co-ordinator to Amnesty International Bahrain Nasser Burdestani is calling for Bahrainis to create a social movement against the explosive devices and to support the Convention on Cluster Munitions.
Organizations such as the Cluster Munition Coalition have a long-term goal of disarming the world's militaries, he said.
The group observed the cluster munition used was a Spanish-produced MAT-120 120 mm mortar projectile, which it said opens in mid-air and releases 21 submunitions over a wide area.
Bulgaria should continue to play a leading role in the region by encouraging other countries that have not yet joined the Convention to do so without delay," said Cluster Munition Coalition director Laura Cheeseman.

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