Casualties from cluster munitions doubled in 2016

Casualties from cluster munitions doubled in 2016
 

The number of casualties caused by cluster munitions in 2016 was more than double that recorded the previous year, a disarmament group says.
A new report by the Cluster Munition Coalition found 971 people were killed or injured globally last year, with 860 of them in Syria and 38 in Yemen.
Almost all were civilians and most were caught up in cluster munition attacks.
Cluster munitions open in the air to release small bomblets over a wide area that often fail to detonate on impact.
The unexploded remnants pose the same danger as landmines until cleared.
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31 August 2017 in World News, Views: 40
Source: BBC
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