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Today's Mine Action News (29th November 2017)

Posted on November, 29 2017

AFRICA

Libya

Al-Bonyan Al-Marsous experts defuse landmine in Sirte

[Libya Observer] Al-Bonyan Al-Marsous Operation in Sirte managed on Sunday to dismantle a landmine planted under the communication cables of the Commerce and Development Bank.

Rwanda

Unexploded Ordnance, Waste Ammunition Destroyed in Rwanda

[Xinhua Net] Unexploded ordnance and waste ammunition are destroyed in Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF)'s Gabiro military domain in Gatsibo district, Rwanda, on Nov. 27, 2017.

Somalia

Somalia: Landmine Blast in Mogadishu Kills 1 Soldier

[Garowe] At least one Somali government soldier was killed, and several were wounded in a landmine blast in Mogasishu on Wednesday morning, Garowe Online reports.

 

ASIA

Cambodia

US Renews Grant for Clearing Bombs in Cambodia

[Reuters] The United States on Wednesday opened a $2 million tender to help clear unexploded bombs in Cambodia weeks after the government’s mine clearance agency said its U.S. funding had been stopped.

How Angelina Jolie Battled Snakes and Land Mines to Depict War-Torn Cambodia in 'First They Killed My Father'

[Hollywood Reporter] Loung Ung was 5 years old in 1975 when the soldiers marched into her city. "That day, they were smiling," says the human rights activist. "People were screaming, 'The war is over!

Cambodia’s Female Deminers Clean the Country of War’s Deadly Reminders

[PRI] When Meas Seiha, a 42-year-old farmer, left his home on that cloudy day in 2016 to work on his fields in the Samlout village of Cambodia’s Battambang Province, he had no idea how his life would change.

Iraq

Feature: Six Months after ISIL, Life Is Returning to Mosul Despite Hidden Bomb Threats

[UN News Centre] Mosul’s Al Qasoor Water Treatment Plant is on the eastern bank of the Tigris River which bisects the city that was, until about six months ago, one of the last strongholds of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Level (ISIL).

Briefing to the Security Council by SRSG for Iraq Ján Kubiš, New York, 22 November 2017

[UNAMI] In Iraq, priority must be given to facilitating the expeditious voluntary return of IDPs under conditions of safety and security, to de-mining, to stabilization, reconstruction and rehabilitation that will also take care of the minorities, and will create the conditions for their safe and sustainable future in post-Da’esh Iraq, while continuing with humanitarian assistance.

 

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