'This additional sum serves to support research and the clearing of cluster bombs
in 744 target villages in eastern Cambodia,' Ratana said.
The ISPR had stated a day prior that the Indian army was using cluster bombs
to target civilians along the Line of Control (LoC).
, dropped by air or fired by artillery, scatter hundreds of bomblets across a wide area which sometimes fail to explode and are difficult to locate and remove, killing and maiming civilians long after conflicts end.
Another firm, Singapore Technologies, has promised to stop its work on cluster bombs
If the civilian casualties were indeed a miscalculation on the part of the US military, there should no longer be any doubt about the fact that cluster bombs
are far too dangerous a weapon to be utilised in war.
The Bahrain Lovers Band joined Mr Burdestani and supporters to Beat the Drum to ban Cluster Bombs
at Al Riwaq Art Space, Adliya.
The group estimates that about 100,000 people have been maimed or killed by cluster bombs
around the world since 1965.
In his speech, Verhagen claimed, "Cluster munitions are unreliable and imprecise, and their use poses a grave danger to the civilian populationC*Years after a conflict has ended, people -- especially children -- can fall victim to unexploded submunition from cluster bombs
Handicap International (HI), a campaign group, says about 100,000 people have been killed or maimed by cluster bombs
worldwide since 1965, with 98 per cent of them civilians.
The United States is the world's largest producer, stockpiler and user of cluster bombs
. Iraq and Afghanistan are among the nations where U.S.
Defense Secretary William Cohen called for cluster bomb
dud rates to not exceed one percent by 2005.
Congress has approved measures banning the export of most cluster bombs
and restricting U.S.