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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Cluster Bomb Strike in Yemen 

The war on terror expands to Yemen, with predictable results:

A US cruise missile carrying cluster bombs was used in an attack in Yemen that killed 55 people, most of them civilians, Amnesty International has said.

The London-based rights group released photographs yesterday that it said showed the remains of a US-made Tomahawk missile and unexploded cluster bombs that were apparently used in the attack on December 17 on the rural community of Al-Maajala in Yemen's southern Abyan province.

Amnesty International is gravely concerned by evidence that cluster munitions appear to have been used in Yemen, said Mike Lewis, the group's arms control researcher. Cluster munitions have indiscriminate effects and unexploded bomblets threaten lives and livelihoods for years afterwards.

And, you wonder why the US has no problem with the attack on the Gaza flotilla?

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