Amnesty finds UK, US and Brazilian cluster munitions in Yemen

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Yemeni mourners carry the coffins of members of a five-member family killed in a Saudi-led airstrike, during the funeral in Sana'a, Yemen, 16 February 2016. In February, Human Rights Watch has also slammed the Saudi-led coalition over using cluster bombs against civilians in Yemen.

Amnesty International’s most recent mission confirmed, for the first time, that the Arab Coalition, led by Saudi Arabia,  have used UK-manufactured BL-755 cluster munitions in Yemen


The Arab Coalition, led by Saudi Arabia, is using British made cluster bombs in the ongoing war in Yemen, according to a report by Amnesty International. Brazilian and US cluster munitions were also detected.

In 2010, the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) came into force and the international treaty prohibits all use, production, transfer and stockpiling of cluster munitions. According to CCM, cluster bombs must not be used in wars as they have wide area effects and are unable to distingu...


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