Japan’s Contribution to Humanitarian Mine Action in Syria

With the support from the Government of Japan (USD 825,000), the United Nations Mine Action Service Syria Response Programme (UNMAS SRP) launched the new project “Humanitarian Mine Action to address increased threat associated with the COVID-19 pandemic in Syria (31 Read More …

Syria: 6 IEDs dismantled W. Deir Ezzor; investigations underway

Today, De-mining Engineering Teams of the Syrian Democratic Forces managed to dismantle 6 explosive devices, which were prepared for detonation in Al-Kasra area in the western countryside of Deir Ezzor. The Media Center of the Syrian Democratic Forces stated that Read More …

Fire extinguished on oil tanker off Syria after suspected drone attack

Syria’s oil ministry said firefighters on Saturday put out a fire on an oil tanker off the Baniyas refinery after a suspected attack by a drone coming from the direction of Lebanese waters. The identity of the vessel was unclear, Read More …

Risks of Explosive devices – On International Mine Awareness Day

According to the latest data from the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), an international network in which AAR Japan participates, the number of confirmed deaths and injuries due to landmines and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) in 2019 rose Read More …

Canada’s stabilization projects in Iraq and Syria

On March 30, 2021, the Government of Canada announced more than $43.6 million in funding for 11 stabilization projects in Iraq and Syria. These projects, funded through the Peace and Stabilization Operations Program, are aligned with the Global Coalition against Read More …

Australia: Two men are charged by counter-terror police as part of a ‘sophisticated terrorist network’

Two men have been charged over their alleged involvement in a terror network that operated in Queensland. Gabriel Crazzi, 34, was arrested in Logan, south of Brisbane, and Ahmed Talib, 31, was arrested in Melbourne during the police sting on Read More …