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New offensive by Syrian gov't troops; land mines planted at Syria's borders

New offensive by Syrian gov't troops; land mines planted at Syria's borders

NEW YORK, March 13 (UPI) -- Syria's army launched new offensives on insurgent strongholds in the northern part of the country, opposition activists said Tuesday.

Without U.S., cluster bomb ban gains

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Even without the United States and other major military powers, an international movement to ban cluster bombs is gaining momentum, Human Rights Watch said.

Cluster munitions motion rejected

GENEVA, Switzerland, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- An attempt by several members of the international community to legitimize cluster munitions failed Friday in Switzerland, a Human Rights Watch official said.

Claim: U.S. trying to undercut bomb treaty

DUBLIN, Ireland, May 22 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch accused the U.S. government Thursday of trying to negotiate "dangerous loopholes" in a new treaty on cluster bombs.

Israeli cluster bombs illegal, HRW says

NEW YORK, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Israel's use of cluster bombs during the 2006 war with Lebanon highlights the need to ban the weapons, Human Rights Watch said Sunday.

Talks on cluster bombs not productive

GENEVA, Switzerland, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Members of the Convention on Conventional Weapons ended a week of discussion on cluster bombs Tuesday without any plan to ban them.

Hezbollah said to have used cluster bomb

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The advocacy group Human Rights Watch claims Hezbollah acquired a cluster weapon and used it during the 34-day war with Israel this year.

HRW: Hezbollah used cluster bombs

NEW YORK, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch says it has confirmation that Hezbollah fired cluster munitions into civilian areas in Israel during the Lebanon conflict.

HRW reports gains from anti-mine ban

NEW YORK, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch Wednesday welcomed the decrease in the use of anti-personnel mines in 2005 and this year resulting from the Mine Ban Treaty.

Lawmakers propose land mine ban

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Two U.S. senators are proposing a law that would prohibit the procurement of land mines or other victim-activated weapons.
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