New York Times, 1feb2012
The New York Times asks for readers’ help identifying a weapon found on the battlefields of Libya last year. They have spent considerable time identifying and sometimes tracing the tools of war in several recent conflicts back to their sources. But this time, they are stumped. The items in question are what ordnance professionals call submunitions, but are more widely known among lay readers as cluster bombs.
The photograph shows one found at the ruins of an arms depot a few miles outside of Mizdah, in the desert south of Tripoli.
photo by C. J. Chivers