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cluster bomb

n.
A projectile that, when dropped from an aircraft or fired through the air, releases explosive fragments over a wide area.

cluster bomb

n
(Military) a bomb that throws out a number of smaller bombs or antipersonnel projectiles when it explodes

clus′ter bomb`

a bomb or shell designed to burst in midair and disperse small fragmentation bombs over a wide area.
[1960–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cluster bomb - bomb consisting of a canister that is dropped from a plane and that opens to release a cluster of bomblets (usually fragmentation bombs) over a wide area; "cluster bombs cannot be targeted precisely"
bomb - an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
bomblet, cluster bomblet - one of the smaller bombs that are released from a cluster bomb
antipersonnel bomb, anti-personnel bomb, daisy cutter, fragmentation bomb - a bomb with only 10 to 20 per cent explosive and the remainder consisting of casings designed to break into many small high-velocity fragments; most effective against troops and vehicles
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cluster bomb

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30 (Saba) -- Six Yemeni civilians were killed, including children, in Saudi-led aggression coalition airstrikes and cluster bombs over the past 24 hours, according to official reports combined by Yemen Press Agency on Tuesday.
Cluster bombs are shells filled with smaller bomblets that often fail to explode immediately but cause huge casualties among civilians later on, particularly when they explode after being handled by children.
More than 400 people were killed by cluster bombs in 2015, most of them dying in Syria, Yemen and Ukraine, which have not signed up to a treaty banning the weapon, an international anti-cluster bomb coalition said on Thursday.
When the House of Representatives passed its $576 billion defense appropriations bill June 16, one amendment that did not pass was the one introduced by Michigan Democrat John Conyers, which would have barred the United States from sending cluster munitions, also known as cluster bombs, to Saudi Arabia.
Things have gotten out of hand lately, so much so that the warmongers no longer shy away from publicly announcing that they are selling and using cluster bombs and other types of munitions and starvation methods against the poorest nation in the Middle East in broad daylight and in breach of International Law.
Another firm, Singapore Technologies, has promised to stop its work on cluster bombs.
This air campaign has been dragging on since March, but more and more, monitors are reporting a worrying trend on the Yemeni battlefield -- cluster bombs, supplied by the US.
April 16, 2015 (KAMPALA) -- An international human rights advocacy groups say there is evidence that indicates the Sudanese army (SAF) has dropped cluster bombs on civilian areas of South Kordofan in February and March this year.
Cairo: Evidence collected by Human Rights Watch (HRW) show that widely banned cluster bombs have been used in Libya's conflict between two rival governments fighting for control of the North African country, the New York-based group said on Sunday.
Summary: A member of a Norwegian demining team removing Israeli cluster bombs in south Lebanon died Wednesday after being wounded in a minor explosion.
Denmark s deadline for destroying national stockpiles is not until 2018, but having decided to advance the destruction process, Denmark has now already disposed of the last Danish cluster bombs.
The Syrian regime has been accused of "extensive" use of cluster bombs over the last 18 months in a damning report by human rights activists.