Turkey destroys hundreds of mines, IEDs in Syria

Turkish security forces have destroyed 891 mines and 1,660 improvised explosive devices in northern Syria within the area of its latest anti-terror operation in the region, the National Defense Ministry said Thursday. “Our commandos meticulously continue clearing mine/IEDs booby-trapped by Read More …

Zimbabwean de-mining expertise ends deadly Falklands landmine legacy

Thirty-seven years ago, soldiers from Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands, planting thousands of the weapons. British troops may have liberated the islanders, but a few dozen Zimbabweans keep them safe now. For the past decade, the Zimbabwean contractors have cleared Read More …

Cambodia: Mine action authority continues push for mine-free Kingdom by 2025

The government and foreign donors have spent about $500 million to clear land mines and war remnants in the Kingdom over the last 20 years, making formerly mine-strewn areas safe for cultivation. Ly Thuch, first vice president of Cambodia Mine Read More …

In Sahel, French troops hunt hidden menace of jihadist landmines

The unit commander’s order crackles over the radio and the column of French armoured vehicles en route between Burkina Faso and Mali comes to a sudden halt. In the Sahel scrub some 50 kilometres (31 miles) from Deou, in northern Read More …