Cluster bombs litter Iraq
“Experts in clearing conflict zones of unexploded bombs say that millions of Iraqi adults and children are at risk, along with humanitarian aid workers, United Nations personnel, civilian staff and military officials
‘This shows an appalling level of contamination,’ said Richard Lloyd, director of Landmine Action, who is travelling to Iraq this weekend to assess the extent of the danger. ‘It also confirms that American and British forces attacked built up areas in cities with cluster bombs.
‘The coalition forces have a responsibility to protect those Iraqi civilians who now live with this lethal legacy all around them. It has to be highly questionable whether the use of such weapons in built-up areas is legal under international law.’