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Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Jan Egeland noted that roughly 250,000 Lebanese returnees who fled the fighting were unable to return due to the dangers posed by unexploded cluster bomblets.
gt;> The US Army announced in January 2006 that as the dud rate of the M85 DPICM bomblets could not be brought below one per cent, most if not all GMLRS rockets bought in the future would be M31s.
In a September 27, 2006, article in The New York Times, Arjun Jain, of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, said in Beirut that 200,000 Lebanese displaced by the Israel-Hezbollah war were delayed from returning home because of the unexploded bomblets.
The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said that during the ongoing conflict in Syria Russian-made RBK-250 series cluster bomb canisters with AO-1SCh fragmentation bomblets were used by the government troops against the rebel forces.
MISRATA, April 16, 2011 (TAP) - Rebels in Misrata, which came under heavy shelling Friday from troops loyal to Colonel Gaddafi, claimed the dictator's forces had been using cluster bombs which pose a particular risk to civilians because they scatter small bomblets over a wide area.
The United Nations estimates that Israel dropped more than four million cluster bomblets in southern Lebanon during the summer war.
During the Israeli onslaught on Lebanon, in the summer of 2006, Israel fired millions of bomblets, mostly into the south of the country.
The United States alone accounts for cluster bombs or shells containing around 800 million bomblets, according to the Cluster Munition Coalition, citing US congressional records.
Cluster bombs are dropped from planes or fired by mortars before the canisters open mid-air, releasing bomblets that scatter over a wide area.
During the Israeli onslaught in Lebanon in the summer of 2006, Israel fired millions of bomblets, mostly into South Lebanon.
During the Israeli onslaught in Lebanon in 2006, Israel fired millions of bomblets.
Missile Carrying Cluster Bomblets Used, 50 Civilians Killed