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AP: Group: Georgia admits to dropping cluster bombs

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  • Norbert Strade
    Group: Georgia admits to dropping cluster bombs 1.09.2008 GENEVA (AP) — A prominent human rights group says Georgia has admitted dropping cluster bombs in
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 1, 2008
      Group: Georgia admits to dropping cluster bombs

      1.09.2008

      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.
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