Practice Relating to Rule 13. Area Bombardment
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (2006), under the heading “Civilian Victims of Armed Conflict”, lists “bombarding and destroying civilian objects” as an example of “conduct that is prohibited and remains contrary to the law of armed conflict and international humanitarian law during all military operations, whether in offence or in defence”.
Under the same heading, the manual also lists “conducting bombardments of residential areas” as another example of conduct prohibited by the law of armed conflict.
The manual further states: “Blind bombardments are formally prohibited just like any other disproportionate attack.”