AP: Group: Georgia admits to dropping cluster bombs
- Group: Georgia admits to dropping cluster bombs
GENEVA (AP) — A prominent human rights group says Georgia has admitted
dropping cluster bombs in its military offensive to assert control over
the restive province of South Ossetia.
Human Rights Watch says it has received an official letter from
Georgia's Defense Ministry that acknowledges use of the M85 cluster
munition near the Roki tunnel that connects South Ossetia with Russia.
The M85 is the same weapon that was used extensively by Israel in its
2006 war with Hezbollah in Lebanon.
HRW arms division researcher Bonnie Docherty told reporters in Geneva on
Monday that Russia undoubtedly used cluster munition in several places
during the conflict. However, Russia has denied using the weapon.