The Presidency of the Convention on Cluster Munitions, the Federal Republic of Germany, issued the following statement on 5th October 2016:
“We are deeply concerned about the recurring news of the use of cluster munitions in Syria, notably during the intensifying bombardments of Aleppo. The use of cluster bombs in densely populated areas is contrary to international humanitarian law and the norms set by this convention.
We call upon the Syrian government to refrain from the use of cluster munitions and to adhere to respective norms and obligations under international humanitarian law.
We underline our commitment that offenses against international law shall be properly investigated and the perpetrators held accountable.”