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In this photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows a member of Civil Defense displays the cluster bombs in the Khan Sheikhoun neighborhood of Idlib, Syria, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. The U.S. and Russia escalated their war of words over Syria Thursday as government forces kept up their assault on Aleppo's rebel-held quarters and registered tenuous gains. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)

A 4-year-old girl in Syria has died after picking up a cluster bomb


A 4-year-old girl in Aleppo, Syria, has died after picking up a cluster bomb that she thought was a toy. 

According to CNN, Eman went out to collect water and came across the bomb. The girl's family said she thought it was a silver ball. 

ITV news aired video of the little girl fighting for her life in a hospital.

Cluster bombs are explosives that release smaller "bomblets" that often don't explode upon impact and remain in the ground years after wars end. More than 100 countries, not including the United States, have signed a treaty to ban their use

Human Rights Watch has previously accused Russia of using cluster bombs while supporting the Syrian regime, according to CNN. 

The regime has intensified airstrikes in Aleppo recently and has been targeting hospitals

How do cluster bombs work?

Now, there are about five hospitals left in the area. At least seven people were killed when "bunker-buster" bombs hit the M10 on Monday. 

Monday's attack was the third time M10 hospital was bombed in a week. 

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