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Mass Produced Terror/Civilian Death and Dismemberment by Cluster Munitions

Mohammed Mahdi shows his hand, severed by a cluster bomb. Zaqtar Alsharquie Area.

16 year-old Mohammed Mahdi was working as an apprentice in an auto shop when he reached for an

engine part on the floor. He touched a tiny cluster bomblet that was next to the part. The explosion blew off half of his hand and burned his body. He was taken to the hospital in Nabatiyeh. As the oldest son of a farming family, Mohammed’s future employment was to be a crucial source of cash income.


Photo: Kike Arnal

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Taken on March 26, 2008