Evidence indicates that the Sudanese government forces dropped cluster bombs on civilian areas of South Kordofan’s Nuba Mountains in February and March this year, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported today.

HRW researchers visited South Kordofan in the first week of April 2015, and found evidence of six cluster bombs, including remnants of the weapons such as dud explosive submunitions, apparently dropped by the Sudanese Air Force on villages in Delami and Um Durein localities.

Witnesses said that government aircraft dropped two bombs in the village of Tongoli in Delami on 6 March, and four others on the village of Rajeefi, in Um Durein, in late February. The attacks destroyed homes and other civilian property. […]