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Egypt Is Using Banned U.S.-Made Cluster Munitions in Sinai, Rights Group Says

Mar 01, 2018 - The New York Times

Egypt’s armed forces have used internationally outlawed cluster bombs, made in the United States, in operations aimed at crushing Islamic extremists in northern Sinai, Amnesty International said Wednesday.

The use of such weapons, if confirmed, would not only contravene the treaty banning their use, signed by a majority of countries, but may also violate United States laws regarding recipients of American military aid, like Egypt.

Amnesty International said an analysis of an offici...