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The Cluster Munition Coalition requests Myanmar Military to immediately stop using cluster bomb

The Cluster Munition Coalition requests Myanmar Military to immediately stop using cluster bombs.

AFP reports that the Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC), a group campaigning to ban cluster bombs and weapons, has called for an immediate stop to the use of cluster bombs by the Myanmar military, which is banned by the international community.


The CMC said the Myanmar military has used cluster explosive weapons several times since the February 2021 coup, and last used them last June. And they said that the CMC group has received information about the use of this cluster bomb by the Myanmar military, as well as photo evidence. The group also said that the Myanmar military's use of cluster bombs was a violation of international law.

Dr. Yeshua Moser-Puangsuwan, Cluster Munition Monitor researcher said that “Myanmar’s production and use of cluster bombs is gravely concerning as these indiscriminate weapons primarily kill and injure civilians. There can be no justification for using them,” and all countries of the world should condemn the use of such an internationally banned weapon.

According to the news, cluster munitions are delivered by artillery, rockets, missiles, and aircraft. They open in mid-air and disperse dozens or hundreds of submunitions, also called bomblets, over a wide area. Many submunitions fail to explode on initial impact, leaving duds that can indiscriminately wound and kill, like landmines, for years until they are cleared and destroyed.


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