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Africa North
Egypt denies making 'cluster bombs' for Syria
2013-01-16
[Al Ahram] Egypt has quashed a report by Human Rights Watch
... dedicated to bitching about human rights violations around the world...
, claiming that Syria's Al-Assad regime forces had allegedly used cluster bombs against the civilian citizens which were made by an Egyptian company called Sakr Factory for Development Industries.

Major-General Dr. Mahmoud Khalaf, an advisor at Nasser Higher Military Academy, told the Al-Ahram Arabic news website: "It is an easy matter to launch media accusations against Egypt and defame it, but to provide evidence is another issue. Egypt is a main target for many foes in the region, but will never be the 'hat rack' for talking about this kind of internationally band bombs."

Khalaf stressed that Egypt is committed to the international conventions and does not produce nor manufacture this kind of unlawful weapon.
Posted by:Fred

#4  I thought all they did was harvest the cotton then take the product elsewhere where people know how to work.

They do make a good chokepoint on the suez trade route.
Posted by: swksvolFF   2013-01-16 14:46  

#3  http://rogueadventurer.com/2013/01/15/sakr-122mm-cargo-rockets-submunitions-in-syria/
Posted by: Phaith Grique4599   2013-01-16 13:46  

#2  They make anything in Egypt besides beatings, rapes and trash?

Lovely high thread count, long staple cotton fabric -- mostly bedsheets, towels, and t-shirts.
Posted by: trailing wife   2013-01-16 06:13  

#1  They make anything in Egypt besides beatings, rapes and trash?
Posted by: M. Murcek   2013-01-16 00:52  

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