2000-2009 | Blair's crimes | Civilians slaughtered | Iraq

British cluster bombs kill 38 and injure 156 Iraqi civilians

31 March 2003 On 31 March 2003,  British artillery fired cluster munitions during operations in the Iraqi city of Hillah, 100 km south of Baghdad. According to Human Rights Watch – ‘In the neighborhood of Nadir, a slum on the south side of the city, every household Human Rights Watch visited suffered personal injury or property…

2000-2009 | Blair's crimes | Iraq

Scores of Iraqi civilian casualties caused by British cluster weapons

[ 23 March 2003 ] During the invasion of Iraq in 2003, the RAF dropped at least 66 BL755 cluster bombs, about 10% of which may have failed to detonate, leaving a hidden danger for civilians and particularly children, similar to that posed by anti-personnel mines.1 However, it was the extensive use of ground-launched cluster…