US-made cluster bombs kill civilians in Yemen – but who answers for it?

Human Rights Watch recently reported that further evidence on the use of cluster bombs had been uncovered on Al Zira’a Street in the Yemeni capital Sanaa.

Residents found pockmarks from the tiny bomblets released from these deadly devices along the street in homes, on their vehicles and even at the local kindergarten.

The bomb in question, which was dropped by the Saudi-led coalition in its campaign of air raids, recovered in the area revealed markings that lead it back to a US factory in Tennessee .

The facts above are damning, but given the complexities and futility of international law most likely no one will be called to account.

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Yemenis gather around the remains of a rocket during a protest in front of the United Nations (UN) office calling for an end to the military operations carried out by the Saudi-led coalition on Yemen, in the capital Sanaa, on January 10, 2016. AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED HUWAIS / AFP / MOHAMMED HUWAIS

Yemenis gather around the remains of a rocket during a protest in front of the United Nations (UN) office calling for an end to the military operations carried out by the Saudi-led coalition on Yemen, in the capital Sanaa, on January 10, 2016. AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED HUWAIS / AFP / MOHAMMED HUWAIS (Source: Middle East Eye)

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2 comments

  1. We definitely need more awareness about this.

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    1. Definitely, a lot more

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