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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Azeris Using Banned Cluster Munitions in Nagorno-Karabakh
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
According to reports on the ground, Azeris are using Israeli-supplied cluster munitions in Nagorno-Karabakh.
The 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) bans production use, transfer, and stockpiling of these terror weapons that scatter submunition bomblets over a wide area.
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jody Williams called CCM "the most important disarmament and humanitarian convention in over a decade."
Brightly colored, children mistake cluster bomblets for toys. Picking them up risks serious injury or death.
The US and Israel notoriously use these and other banned weapons in their preemptive wars.
Both countries failed to join over 100 others that are parties to the CCM.
Cluster munitions can be fired by artillery, rockets, and missiles, or air-dropped by warplanes.