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New York Times: Saudi-Led Group Said to Use Cluster Bombs in Yemen

CAIRO — The Saudi-led military coalition fighting a rebel group in Yemen has in the past few weeks used cluster munitions supplied by the United States, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Sunday.

The report said video, photographs and other evidence showed that the coalition had used cluster bombs near villages in Yemen’s northern Saada Province. The group, which said it had found evidence that the weapons had been deployed on at least two separate occasions, has not been able to establish whether any casualties had resulted from their use, according to the report.

Cluster munitions, which are banned by much of the world, though not by the United States, Saudi Arabia or Yemen, are considered imprecise weapons that spread ordnance over a wide area and pose a long-term danger to civilians because of the unexploded bomblets they leave behind.


More News On Reports Of Cluster Bomb Use In Yemen

Yemen: Saudi-Led Airstrikes Used Cluster Munitions -- Human Rights Watch
Saudi-led coalition probably used cluster bombs in Yemen: HRW -- Reuters
Yemen: Saudi Arabia used cluster bombs, rights groups says -- BBC
Saudi-led coalition using cluster bombs in Yemen: HRW -- AFP
Saudi-Led Coalition Accused of Using U.S.-Supplied Cluster Munitions in Yemen -- WSJ
Saudi-led coalition used US-supplied cluster munitions in Yemen, group says -- FOX News
Saudi Arabia using controversial cluster bombs in Yemen -- Deutsche Welle
S. Arabia bombs Yemen with US-supplied cluster bombs – HRW -- RT

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