High-res French Cluster Munitions in Libya.
France is a party to the international convention that bans cluster munitions. So what are French-made cluster munitions doing scattered about the Libyan desert? And why is no one helping clean them up?
On the At War blog, another sordid story from the arms beat, where old weapons don’t seem to die.
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPH
An ejection canister for a Type 314 A AV submunition, manufactured in France but left to Libyans and bomb-disposal techs to deal with, alone.

French Cluster Munitions in Libya.

France is a party to the international convention that bans cluster munitions. So what are French-made cluster munitions doing scattered about the Libyan desert? And why is no one helping clean them up?

On the At War blog, another sordid story from the arms beat, where old weapons don’t seem to die.

ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPH

An ejection canister for a Type 314 A AV submunition, manufactured in France but left to Libyans and bomb-disposal techs to deal with, alone.


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