MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the HRW, the company that manufactured the cluster munitions Saudi Arabia allegedly used is Textron Systems Corporation of Wilmington, Massachusetts.
"Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners, as well as their US supplier, are blatantly disregarding the global standard that says cluster munitions should never be used under any circumstances. The Saudi-led coalition should investigate evidence that civilians are being harmed in these attacks and immediately stop using them," Steve Goose, arms director at Human Rights Watch (HRW) and chair of the international Cluster Munition Coalition, said in a statement issued by the watchdog.
In March 2015, the Saudi-led international coalition started carrying out airstrikes against Houthi positions at Hadi’s request.
Since the coalition launched its campaign, several rights groups have documented its use of banned cluster munition in several airstrikes, claiming that the coalition has used cluster munitions in Yemen’s civilian-populated areas, wounding and killing civilians.