Monday, 05/30/2011 7:35 pm
An investigation of human rights (HRI) in Libya has been found that the United States and its Western allies have been using cluster bombs to bomb the city in trouble in April last Misratah
HRI said it had found convincing evidence that the previous cluster bombing blamed on pro-Gaddafi troops actually performed by the United States navy.
The report said at the time of the attack, Human Rights Watch and journalists working for U.S. media immediately blamed forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi who carried out the attack cluster bombs that threaten civilian lives.
According to the report, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton quickly condemned the action.
Clinton called cluster bombs in urban areas is an act that poses many challenges both from NATO and the opposition.
International aid agencies and human rights groups have warned of a humanitarian catastrophe in Misratah, the third largest city of Libya.
“We have never seen damage like this before. We need an expert to assess the ammunition being used,” said a doctor at the hospital Misratah the mid-April.
Libyan regime has vehemently denied reports that they had used cluster bombs which is internationally forbidden in the clashes that took place with the revolutionary.
NATO has conducted bombings in Libya since March. Under UN mandate, an alliance of foreign forces must protect civilians caught in fighting between the opponents of Gaddafi and loyalisnya.
However, many civilians and even anti-Gaddafi’s troops have been killed since the war which led the west in Libya, which began in March. Cluster bombs used by coalition forces in Afghanistan and Iraq, has also resulted in civilian casualties. (Fq / pkstnnews)