Russia Today (RT), aired on Monday a report that exposes the lies that Russia has been telling the world.
RT proved, unintentionally, in that report Russia’s use of the internationally-prohibited cluster bombs against Syrian civilians, which it had previously denied.
A Russian soldier is seen next to a Sukhoi Su-35 warplane, in Hmeimim airbase, while the warplane is loaded with RBK-500 cluster bombs, as the first report shows. Soon, the report is re-aired after removing the shot which showed the cluster bombs, as the footage shows.
Russia has been continuously denying its use of cluster bombs in bombing Syrian cities and villages, despite hundreds of photos, published by activists on the ground, that prove the contrary.
Many law and humanitarian organizations condemned Russia’s use of cluster bombs on civilian targets in Syria. In December 2015, 4 months after the Russian aggression started on Syria, Human Rights Watch said that it documented more than 20 cases related to the use of cluster bombs. It pointed out that it gathered detailed information about attacks on 9 sites, 2 of them were on refugee camps. These attacks led to killing at least 35 civilians with 5 women and 17 children among them, in addition to wounding tens.
Human Rights Watch considered the use of cluster bombs constitutes a violation of the resolution 2139 issued by UN Security Council on 22 February, 2014. The resolution calls on putting an end to the indiscriminate use of cluster bombs on inhabited areas.
Russian war crimes in Syria
During its intervention to support Assad, Russia has been using different types of internationally-prohibited munitions, helping Assad regime to exterminate Syrian civilians.
The latest prohibited weapon used is napalm and white phosphorus.
Russian warplanes launched, Tuesday morning, tens of air raids on the cities and towns of Aleppo’s northern and western countrysides using the internationally-prohibited cluster bombs, Napalm bombs, and white phosphorus, activists reported.
7 Russian warplanes took turns in bombing the towns and cities of Anadan, Hreitan, Maret al-Arteeq, Kafr Hamra, Yaqed al-Adas, Babees, and al-Mallah, to the north and west of Aleppo city, with more than 50 air raids, resulting in mass destruction and huge fires.
Activists published a video footage which showed the moment the bombs fell, the flames of the bombs, and the moment they hit the ground, causing massive explosions and fires.
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