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Half the Global Casualties Due to Cluster Munitions Were Recorded in Syria


 

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(Paris – Statement by the Syrian Network for Human Rights) The International Campaign to Ban Landmines – Cluster Munition Coalition (ICBL-CMC) released its twelfth annual report on monitoring the use of cluster weapons worldwide. The CMC is a global civil society campaign working to eradicate cluster munitions, prevent further casualties and put an end to the suffering caused by these weapons.

The report concludes that Syria is the only country in the world to have experienced continued use of these weapons since 2012, with the highest number of casualties documented to date in Syria in 2020, with the record for this year (2020) in Syria representing more than half (52%) of all such casualties worldwide.

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Published: Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Last Updated: Monday, October 18, 2021

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