Amnesty condemns allies' use of cluster bombs

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 12 April 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:780
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. London

    Recent admissions that British and coalition forces have been using cluster munitions in Iraq have caused consternation among human rights campaigners and MPs. Richard Lloyd, director of Landmine Action, says that dropping cluster bombs on Iraq “contradicts any government claim to minimise civilian casualties.”

    “Cluster weapons are prone to missing their targets and killing civilians. There is also the added problem that cluster bombs produce large numbers …

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