[Marxism] 98 PERCENT OF CLUSTER BOMBS VICTIMS ARE CIVILIANS

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Lebanon: Human Rights/Development: 
98 PERCENT OF CLUSTER  BOMBS VICTIMS ARE CIVILIANS
Ann De Ron, Electronic Lebanon, 2 November  2006

Ninety-eight percent of registered victims of cluster
bombs are  civilians, Handicap International, a UK-based
NGO said in a report published  Thursday. Handicap
International estimates that there are more than  100,000
victims of cluster bombs worldwide. More than 360  million
sub-munitions of this kind have been dropped. Arsenals
around the  world contain an estimated stock of 4 billion
pieces, Handicap says. This  year they were used in Iraq,
Lebanon and Israel. During the recent conflict  between
Israel and Lebanon, Israel dropped about 4 million  cluster
sub-munitions, according to Handicap. Unexploded bombs now
lie all  over the place. 

_http://electronicIntifada.net/v2/article5930.shtml_ 
(http://electronicIntifada.net/v2/article5930.shtml)  



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