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A US cruise missile carrying cluster bombs was behind a December attack in Yemen that killed 55 people, most of them civilians
The London-based rights group released photographs that it said showed the remains of a US-made Tomahawk missile and unexploded cluster bombs
Yemen's defence ministry had claimed responsibility for the attack without mentioning a US role, saying between 24 and 30 militants had been killed at an alleged Al-Qaeda training camp.
But a local official said 49 civilia
AI said that a Yemeni parliamentary committee reported in February that in addition to 14 alleged Al-Qaeda militants, 41 local residents, including 14 women and 21 children, were killed in the attack.
"This type of missile, launched from a warship or submarine, is designed to carry a payload of 166 cluster sub-munitions (bomblets) which each explode into over 200 sharp steel fragments that can cause injuries up to 150 metres (about 500 feet) away," an AI statement said.
"An incendiary material inside the bomblet also spreads fragments of burning zirconium designed to set fire to nearby flammable objects," it said.
AI said it had requested information about the attack from the Pentagon, but had not yet received a response
Originally posted by Tayesin
Do you think that may be due to this wrong-doing being "too close to home" in as much as it is the U.S Gov behind it?