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Bosnien-Herzegowina: Landmine explodiert in Überschwemmungsgebiet

(21.05.2014)

In einem überschwemmten Minenfeld nahe der nordbosnischen Stadt Brcko explodiert eine Landmine. Zu Schaden kommt laut Medienberichten niemand. weiterlesen >>>


AUDIO: Bosnien-Herzegowina - Minen auf dem Balkan

(20.05.2014)

Eva Maria Fischer, Handicap International, im Gespräch mit Matthias Dänzer-Vanotti. weiterlesen >>>


Bosnien-Herzegowina: "Müssen die Menschen vor der Gefahr warnen"

(20.05.2014)

Angesichts der schweren Überschwemmungen in Bosnien gibt es die Sorge, dass gefährliche Landminen aus dem Boden gespült und in bisher unverminte Gebiete geschwemmt wurden. Thomas Küchenmeister, Minenexperte, klärt auf. weiterlesen >>>


VIDEO: Gefährliches Treibgut - Landminen in Bosnien-Herzgowina

(19.05.2014)

TV-Beitrag über die Landminengefahr in Bosnien-Herzogwina. weiterlesen >>>


AUDIO: Minen in Bosnien-Herzegowina - Die heimtückische Gefahr

(19.05.2014)

Interview mit Markus Haake, humanitärer Helfer und Minenexperte, über die Landminengefahr in Bosnien-Herzegowina. weiterlesen >>>


Minengefahr durch Hochwasser in Bosnien

(19.05.2014)

Bosnien-Herzegowina wird seit Tagen von Überschwemmungen heimgesucht. Eine fatale Folge der Fluten: Zehntausende Minen, die hier immer noch im Boden lauern, werden aus den markierten Gebieten weggeschwemmt, um an ungeahnten Stellen wieder aufzutauchen... weiterlesen >>>


Bosnien-Herzegowina / Balkan: Die Flut bringt den heimtückischen Minen-Tod

(19.05.2014)

Wo sind die Minen? Die Flutkatastrophe hat die tödlichen Waffen aus den Balkan-Kriegen nicht nur an die Oberfläche gespült, sondern auch auf einer großen Fläche verteilt. Auf die Experten wartet viel Arbeit, der Bevölkerung droht Gefahr. weiterlesen >>>


Bosnien-Herzegowina: Landminen durch Hochwasser freigespült

(19.05.2014)

Dutzende Menschen sind dem Hochwasser auf dem Balkan bereits zum Opfer gefallen. Nun droht eine neue Gefahr: Landminen aus dem Bürgerkrieg der neunziger Jahre werden freigeschwemmt. weiterlesen >>>


Libanesisches Kind getötet

(13.08.2006)

Wenn das Bomben aufhört, ist die Gefahr für Zivilisten längst nicht gebannt. Blindgänger und Minen bleiben als Vermächtnis von militärischen Auseinandersetzungen übrig. Nur Stunden nach Beginn des Waffenstillstands in Nahost starb im Libanon ein Kind an solchen Hinterlassenschaften. weiterlesen >>>


Two police officers killed in landmine explosion in eastern Turkey

(13.08.2006)

Two police officers were killed and another injured in a landmine explosion in eastern Turkey on Sunday, police chief Osman Ozturk was quoted by the semi-official Anatolia news agency as saying.  weiterlesen >>>


Sieben Tote bei Anschlag nahe Colombo (Sri Lanka)

(13.08.2006)

Konvoi begleitete pakistanisches Botschaftsfahrzeug - Auf Landmine gefahren weiterlesen >>>


Israel will Hisbollah-Chefs verfolgen (LIBANAON)

(13.08.2006)

In dem südlibanesischen Dorf Ansar starb ein Zivilist, als der Blindgänger einer Streubombe explodierte. Sechs weitere Menschen wurden verletzt. Nach Angaben der Polizei wurden auch in der Region Nabatija sechs Zivilisten durch eine Streubombe verletzt. weiterlesen >>>


Lebanese Return Home After Cease-Fire (LEBANON)

(13.08.2006)

Lebanon's interior ministry issued a statement urging civilians to stay away from their homes until army engineers could inspect them for unexploded cluster bombs or artillery. At least one child was killed and 15 people were wounded Monday by ordnance that exploded as they returned to their homes in south Lebanon, security officials said. BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) -- Lebanese civilians streamed back to their homes Monday after a U.N.-imposed cease-fire halted fighting in a monthlong conflict between Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas. Israel's defense minister said that, barring isolated skirmishes, the cease-fire was holding. weiterlesen >>>


Anti-Landmine Activist Up for "Volvo For Life Awards" -- Cast Your Vote and Save a Life (USA)

(13.08.2006)

Local anti-landmine activist and humanitarian, Alison Bock, was selected by Volvo as one of 250 semi-finalists for the fifth anniversary Volvo for life Awards, a national public service program that honors hometown heroes with $1 million in financial contributions.  weiterlesen >>>


Deny Israeli Request for Cluster Munitions: Human Rights Watch

(12.08.2006)

Washington, D.C., Aug 13 (IMI) The United States should reject any request by Israel to transfer cluster munitions for use against targets in Lebanon, Human Rights Watch wrote in a letter to National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley today. Civilians in Lebanon have already died from Israel's use of similar weapons, which blanket a wide area with deadly submunitions. weiterlesen >>>


One killed, six wounded in grenade explosion in Guwahati (INDIA)

(12.08.2006)

ULFA rebels Friday night killed six police commandos in a powerful landmine explosion in the eastern Tinsukia district, 550 km from here.  weiterlesen >>>


International Humanitarian Law Day observed (India)

(12.08.2006)

The gathering of Human Rights Alert appealed to the government of India to suitably amend the Geneva Convention Act 1960 to enable effective implementation in Manipur of the principles of the treaties of international humanitarian laws acceded to by the GOI, to accede to the 1977 additional protocols I and II to the four Geneva Conventions of 1949 and to accede to the convention on the prohibition of the use, stockpiling, production and transfer of anti-personnel mines and on their destruction of 1997. weiterlesen >>>


189,163 landmines and 10,071, tons of ammunition destroyed in Afghanistan

(12.08.2006)

On 12 August, the Steering Group on the Anti-Personnel Mine and Ammunition Stockpile Destruction Project ' also known as the Ammunition project - met at the Ministry of Defense in Kabul. The group discussed issues such as the completion of an additional central ammunition depot for June 2007 or the training of more students in the newly created Ammunition Technical Officers course teaching Afghan National Army (ANA) personnel ammunition disposal. The Steering Group, which meets quarterly, is jointly chaired by the Canadian Ambassador and the Minister of Defense. weiterlesen >>>


NA leaves family destitute (India)

(12.08.2006)

Nepali Army's Durgadal Battalion had "captured" houses and land in the name of expanding its barrack. - Half-a-dozen families have been affected in one way or the other because of the "expansion" of the barrack. - "Our houses are surrounded with barbed wire and there are landmines planted everywhere. Any thing can happen any time," says local Rupa Nepali, 50, whose house falls under the "proposed expansion area" of the barrack.  weiterlesen >>>


Anti-personnel mine & ammunition stockpile destruction (AFGHANISTAN)

(12.08.2006)

In July 2005, a nationwide project for the destruction of anti-personnel mines and ammunition was launched when the Government of Afghanistan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed an Agreement on Anti-Personnel Mine & Ammunition Stockpile Destruction. In line with this 2-year project, ammunition deemed safe to be moved will be transported to secure storage facilities while the remainder will be destroyed. All mines will be destroyed. weiterlesen >>>


Drei junge Männer durch Minen in Zaxo getötet

(11.08.2006)

Drei junge Männer haben in einem Dorf bei Zaxo in der Föderalen Region Kurdistan in der Nähe zur Grenze zur Türkei durch Minen ihr Leben verloren. Es wird vermutet, dass die Minen von den türkischen Streitkräften zur Vorbereitung einer grenzüberschreitenden Operation in Südkurdistan gelegt worden sind.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka detects another haul of land mines (Sri Lanka)

(11.08.2006)

Sri Lankan police detected a large haul of land mines and grenades and arrested two men, one of whom immediately committed suicide, officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


27 German mines from WWII found in Lithuania (LITHUANIA)

(11.08.2006)

Police in Lithuania's second-largest city, Kaunas, sealed off an area of forest Friday after an entire World War II-era minefield was discovered there.  weiterlesen >>>


Israel's Invisible Killers (Israel)

(11.08.2006)

Clearing the lethal minefields of southern Lebanon is crucial if peace is to be achieved weiterlesen >>>


Army troops recover IED from Doda (INDIA)

(11.08.2006)

Jammu, Aug 12 (PTI) Army troops have recovered 10 kg of Improvised Explosive Device (IED) from Doda district where three terrorist hideouts have been busted since last evening, official sources said today. weiterlesen >>>


Soldiers remove mines laid out for medical team (PHILIPPINES)

(10.08.2006)

Soldiers belonging to the Philippine Army's 47th Infantry Battalion recovered landmines Wednesday afternoon at the boundary of Tapaz, Capiz and Calinog, Iloilo where its medical and dental mission team was about to pass.  weiterlesen >>>


3 landmines go off in Chechnya, no one hurt

(10.08.2006)

GROZNY, August 11 (Itar-Tass) -- Three handmade landmines planted on a dirt road between the villages of Gansolchu and Turti-Khutor in the Chechen Nozhai-Yurt road went off on Friday, a source at the press center of the regional headquarters for the anti-terrorist campaign in the North Caucasus told Itar-Tass.  weiterlesen >>>


Despite an international ban, Israeli Foreign Ministry claims their use of cluster bombs not illegal

(10.08.2006)

Without a real explanation, the Israeli Foreign Ministry declared that it is not illegal for Israeli forces to use internationally banned cluster bombs.  weiterlesen >>>


Kriegsaltlasten - ASB startet Minenräumung in Kroatien

(10.08.2006)

Rund 660.000 Quadratmeter Boden will der Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund (ASB) ab dem Wochenende in Kroatien von Minen befreien. Geräumt werde in den Regionen Slawonien, Pozesko-Slavonska, Sisacko-Moslavacka, Posavina, Banovina-Kordun und Dalmatien. Der ASB werde vor allem landwirtschaftliche Flächen in der unmittelbaren Nähe von Wohngebieten entminen. Das Auswärtige Amt unterstützt das Projekt im Rahmen des Stabilitätspakts Südosteuropa mit 800.000 Euro. weiterlesen >>>


British Buying Cougar Vehicles From Force Protection, Inc.

(10.08.2006)

LADSON, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 11, 2006--Force Protection, Inc. (OTCBB:FRPT) today announced it has been awarded a contract by the British Ministry of Defense for more than 85 Cougar Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) vehicles. These vehicles will be known as Mastiff Protected Patrol Vehicles (Mastiff PPV). The contract also includes associated spares, technical manuals, and field service support and is worth approximately $63 million.  weiterlesen >>>


Israel isolates town with threat to traffic (Israel/Libanon)

(09.08.2006)

Two Israeli tanks returning to Israel from Lebanon ran into a minefield on Tuesday. It was not clear if the mines had been laid by Israel or Hezbollah. One tank was damaged and sappers had to create an escape route for it using explosives.  weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon Humanitarian Emergency: USG Humanitarian Situation Report #13 (FY) 2006

(09.08.2006)

The International Medical Corps (IMC) has warned that landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) will be a concern when IDPs begin returning to southern Lebanon and humanitarian organizations start to work in conflict-affected rural areas. According to the USG Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART), IMC estimates that up to 300 UXO per day could be landing within these areas, posing a serious threat to returnees and humanitarian workers.  weiterlesen >>>


Coalition Blunts Attack on Afghan Base; 15 Enemy Fighters Die (AFGHANISTAN)

(09.08.2006)

Afghan police found an improvised explosive device in the Asadabad district of Kunar province, and Afghan soldiers found a landmine that had washed up onto a road in Khost province. Coalition teams destroyed both weapons in place. weiterlesen >>>


Unexploded ordnance a threat to returning Lebanese civilians

(09.08.2006)

Christian Aid today warned that displaced Lebanese civilians returning home when a ceasefire is agreed will need to be on their guard against unexploded cluster bombs and other munitions. According to experts, Israeli forces have been firing around 3,000 rockets, artillery shells, cluster bombs and other munitions into Lebanon each day for the past 24 days of the conflict.  weiterlesen >>>


Bei einer Explosion in Sri Lanka kommen fünf Menschen ums Leben

(09.08.2006)

COLOMBO - Bei der Explosion einer Landmine in Sri Lanka sind gemäss der Rebellenorganisation Befreiungstiger von Tamil Eelam (LTTE) fünf Menschen ums Leben gekommen. Die Mine sei unter einem Krankenwagen hochgegangen und habe einen Arzt, dessen Ehefrau sowie zwei Krankenschwestern und den Fahrer getötet. weiterlesen >>>


Myanmar rebel group signs up to landmine ban (Myanmar)

(09.08.2006)

GENEVA, Aug 10, 2006 (AFP) - An anti-landmines campaign group said Thursday that it hoped two of Myanmar's largest armed opposition movements would give up using the weapons, after a smaller rebel group committed itself to an international ban.  weiterlesen >>>


Belarus expected to dispose of some 300,000 anti-personnel landmines by March 1, 2008 (BELARUS)

(09.08.2006)

Belarus is expected to destroy roughly 300,000 anti-personnel landmines by March 1, 2008, Deputy Defense Minister Ivan Dyrman said at Thursday's meeting of the standing Committee on International Affairs and Relations within the CIS in the House of Representatives.  weiterlesen >>>


Cluster attacks and international law

(09.08.2006)

As if the ruthless air attacks on Lebanese civilians weren't enough, Israel has been using illegal cluster munitions in populated areas of that country. weiterlesen >>>


Tactics that have kept the Middle East's most powerful army at bay (Middle East)

(09.08.2006)

Military observers believe that Hezbollah long ago planted huge mines under all the roads crossing the border. Israeli tanks have therefore avoided the border roads. weiterlesen >>>


Interior minister says govt initially tried for negotiated settlement of Balochistan issue

(09.08.2006)

In response to allegations of human rights violations by the government in the province, Sherpao told the opposition that the Baloch sardars had forcibly displaced thousands of people, maintained private jails, forcibly taken women as fines, and paraded poor people naked through the streets. He also mentioned the killing of Chinese engineers and an attack on the helicopter of the Balochistan inspector general of police as the work of the militants. He said that the militants had killed 95 people through landmines, including 35 law-enforcement personnel. weiterlesen >>>


Der Krieg im Nahen Osten: Suche nach Auswegen und der Wahrheit (LIBANON)

(09.08.2006)

Mit der Stationierung von 15 000 eigenen Soldaten will Beirut ein klares Friedenssignal senden.  weiterlesen >>>


Angola: Demining process reinforced

(09.08.2006)

João Baptista Kussumua revealed that the government and partners carried out also a land mines clearance campaign of over 48 million square meters, since 1996 until June of this year, having removed 58 anti-personnel mines and 8, 872 anti-tank ones.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka rebels end water siege (Sri Lanka)

(09.08.2006)

Thousands displaced: Aid workers estimate between 20,000-30,000 people have been displaced by the violence. weiterlesen >>>


Italian Carabinieri seize weaponry in Kosovo village (KOSOVO)

(09.08.2006)

Four persons have been arrested and one has been remanded in custody on suspicion of illegal possession of a large quantity of firearms found by Italian Carabinieri in Dobrusa village in the Prizren [as received; presumably Pec] area. weiterlesen >>>


India hamstrung on Israel (India)

(09.08.2006)

In Israeli attacks, one Indian soldier working for the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon was killed, and two others were injured. weiterlesen >>>


Iraqi Killed By Improvised Explosive Device (IRAQ)

(09.08.2006)

An Iraqi civilian died of wounds received while driving a tractor, which triggered an improvised explosive device in western Al Anbar Province, Iraq, today.  weiterlesen >>>


Colombian Plan Seeks Global Response to Cocaine Problem (COLOMBIA)

(09.08.2006)

Colombia's cocaine problem, said the UNODC, starts on the country's coca fields, because that is where Colombia's illegal armed groups - the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, the National Liberation Army, and the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia - plant land mines to guard their illicit crops. The State Department has designated all three groups as foreign terrorist organizations. weiterlesen >>>


Mine kills elite police leader in Sri Lanka Big clashes continue over irrigation canal (SRI LANKA)

(09.08.2006)

Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels ambushed and killed an elite police commando with a claymore fragmentation mine Monday in the central Sri Lankan city of Kandy.  weiterlesen >>>


War fears ease in SRI LANKA

(08.08.2006)

Tiger spokesman S. Puleedevan said troops carried out two Claymore mine attacks inside rebel-held territory and killed five people shortly after the water blockade ended. weiterlesen >>>


CZOP appeals to govt forces and Maoists to locate landmines (Nepal)

(08.08.2006)

Kathmandu, Aug 9 (PTI) Naitonal Coalition for Children as Zone of Peace (CZOP) has appealed to both the government forces and the Maoists to launch search to locate landmines and fence the area for safety purposes.  weiterlesen >>>


L-3 Communications' CyTerra Awarded $300 Million Multiyear Contract for up to 17,000 New Hand-Held Mine Detectors from U.S. Army (USA)

(08.08.2006)

NEW YORK - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Aug. 9, 2006 - L-3 CyTerra Wins Pentagon Contract for State-of-the-Art Detector That Identifies Buried Landmines, Explosives, and Weapons  weiterlesen >>>


RUSSIA says GEORGIA setting up new Kodori post, rejects conditions on monitoring

(08.08.2006)

According to the command of CIS peacekeeping force, Georgian power structures had set up a post three to four kilometres from Russian peacekeeping observation post 107 near the destroyed bridge in the Kodori Gorge and a section of the area around the post facing the lower section of the Kodori Gorge has been mined with MON-100 [directional] antipersonnel mines, directed towards the lower section of the gorge. weiterlesen >>>


KAZAKHSTAN Airline Denies Flying Weapons To Somali Rebels (Somalia)

(08.08.2006)

The speculation followed sightings of an Ilyushin-76 cargo plane, with the Kazakh flag on its tail, landing in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, on July 26 and 28. The Somali government said the plane delivered weapons including land mines and long-range guns from neighboring Eritrea to one of the anti-government militias making up the Supreme Islamic Courts Council that have overrun much of Somalia's south. weiterlesen >>>


COALITION FORCES RECOVER WEAPONS CACHE, IEDS (Afghanistan)

(08.08.2006)

In the Nadir Shah Kot District of Khost Province near Khowst City , an Afghan National Army unit found a landmine that had washed up onto a road. weiterlesen >>>


Mine Kills Civilian On S AFGHANISTAN Highway - Police

(08.08.2006)

KANDAHAR (AP)--A mine killed a woman driving on highway in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday, police said. Another woman and a child in the car were wounded, said Zabul province police chief Noor Mohammad Paktin. He accused Taliban militants of planting the device, and noted foreign troops and police often patrol the road. weiterlesen >>>


Höre die Granateinschläge" (LIBANON)

(07.08.2006)

UN-EINSATZ AM GOLAN / Thomas Nutz ist weniger durch den Krieg im Nahen Osten, sondern vielmehr durch Minen und Straßenverkehr gefährdet. Die NÖN (Niederösterreichische Nachrichten) erreichte den Türnitzer letzten Freitag telefonisch am Golan.  weiterlesen >>>


GUINEA-BISSAU mine SWEEP

(07.08.2006)

The capital of Guinea-Bissau is free of antipersonnel land mines, after a five-year demining program, authorities said Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Time Needed To Identify Odors Reveals Much About Olfaction

(06.08.2006)

Rinberg, a physicist and computational neuroscientist, comments, "Increased knowledge of olfactory processing has the obvious potential to open many doors, perhaps including development of electronic olfactory systems that would have capabilities such as identification of odors for medical diagnosis or detection of land mines."  weiterlesen >>>


Araldite Adhesives Seal Composite Panels on Armoured Vehicles

(06.08.2006)

Built specially to survive landmines, hostile fire and improvised explosive devices (IEDs), armour-plated steel and laminated composite panels on Cougar specialty armoured vehicles are sealed during assembly with Araldite epoxy adhesive supplied by Huntsman Advanced Materials.  weiterlesen >>>


Burial of Qana Victims Israel Massacres 33 Villagers

(06.08.2006)

Hezbollah militants have wreaked havoc on Israeli forces with antitank missiles and land mines.  weiterlesen >>>


Vier Soldaten bei Angriff auf Militärfahrzeug getötet (Türkei)

(06.08.2006)

Mine explodiert auf Bahnstrecke - Vier Verletzte  weiterlesen >>>


UN general warns against 'Iraq situation' (Israel-Lebanon Conflict)

(06.08.2006)

The Bush administration and Israel claim Unifil has failed because it has done nothing to prevent Hizbullah from building a network of tunnels and caves in the Lebanese hills and inserting huge caches of rockets, mines and other weapons.  weiterlesen >>>


Suspected Kurdish rebels attack train in Turkey

(06.08.2006)

DIYARBAKIR, Suspected Kurdish rebels detonated a landmine while a freight train was passing in southeast Turkey, injuring four train security guards, local officials said yesterday. The landmine was planted on rail track that links the provinces of Bingol and Elazig and was activated by remote control.  weiterlesen >>>


Troops clash with rebels in Davao del Sur (Philippines)

(05.08.2006)

Soldiers also recovered one M14, one Garand, and a landmine from Friday's encounter.  weiterlesen >>>


Disposal of PFM Anti-Personnel Mines will Rely on Incineration (UKRAINE)

(04.08.2006)

As a spokesperson for the State Research Institute for chemicals told Ukrinform, Deputy Defense Minister Volodymyr Tereshchenko has signed a schedule of disposing of PFM anti-personnel mines. weiterlesen >>>


4th Bn., 320th FA Regt., finds large cache, detains four terrorists (Iraq)

(04.08.2006)

Soldiers of Battery A, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, seized a large cache of explosives (including 130 anti-personnel mines, one anti-tank mine rigged as an improvised-explosive device, one stick of rocket-propelled grenade propellant, an RPG launcher, 25 rounds of .50-caliber ammunition and various other bomb making materials) and captured four terrorists in Adhamiyah in a predawn raid Aug. 4. weiterlesen >>>


Dist chief escapes, two killed in landmine explosion (Afghanistan)

(04.08.2006)

KANDAHAR CITY. A senior official escaped unhurt while his two bodyguards killed in a roadside explosion in the southern Kandahar province on Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


Nahost: Streubomben "zerfetzen" Menschen (Israel / Libanon)

(03.08.2006)

Im Südosten Libanons werden bei Angriffen Phosphor- und Streubomben eingesetzt. Die israelische Armee behauptet, es handelt sich um "international zugelassene Waffen".  weiterlesen >>>


Pak has nearly crushed Balochistan revolt: Governor (PAKISTAN)

(03.08.2006)

Sixty-two civilians including women and children had been killed, mostly by rebel landmines, the provincial governor of southwest province of Balochistan told reporters in the provincial capital Quetta. weiterlesen >>>


Jaipur foot helps Lebanese landmine victims walk (INDIA/LEBANON)

(03.08.2006)

Jaipur - More than 20 crippled Lebanese, victims of land mine blasts in that country, are able to walk now, thanks to the prosthetic Jaipur Foot developed by a non-governmental organisation here. weiterlesen >>>


Nine killed in separate incidents (Afghanistan)

(03.08.2006)

GHAZNI CITY, Aug 1 (Pajhwok Afghan News): As many as nine people have been killed in three separate incidents in Ghazni, Faryab and Helmand provinces during the previous 24 hours, officials said on Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Defense bill includes funding for landmine detection bees (USA)

(03.08.2006)

In an fiscal 2007 Defense appropriations bill of roughly $468 billion, it is easy to overlook a mere $5 million for a new defensive weapons system -- using honey bees to find landmines and other buried explosives.  weiterlesen >>>


18 Taliban, two soldiers killed in fresh violence

(03.08.2006)

LASHKARGAH, Aug 2 (Pajhwok Afghan News): A clash between police and Taliban fighters and a landmine explosion in Helmand and Zabul provinces left 20 people dead and several others wounded, officials said on Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


NATO suffers 4th casualty in three days (AFGHANISTAN)

(03.08.2006)

KABUL, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- One soldier of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) was killed and another sustained injuries when their vehicle hit a landmine explosive device in southern Afghanistan early Thursday, said a military statement.  weiterlesen >>>


Falklandinseln (Malvinas) bald minenfrei?

(03.08.2006)

BUENOS AIRES / LONDON, 4. August 2006 - Die Regierungen von Großbritannien und Argentinien studieren eine mögliche Beseitigung der zahlreichen Minen auf und um den Falklandinseln (spanisch: Las Malvinas) Ein von beiden Regierungen gemeinsam verfasster Text soll dann den Vereinten Nationen (UNO) übergeben werden. Bereits 2001 wurde eine Machbarkeitsstudie zur Räumung der Minenfelder auf den Falklandinseln erstellt. Auch zahlreiche Blindgänger befinden sich auf dem Gebiet.  weiterlesen >>>


EU troops find illegal weapons in BOSNIA

(03.08.2006)

The weapons included a rocket launcher, land mines, grenades, pistols and 700 rounds of ammunition, said Jennifer Watson, spokeswoman for the European Union Force, weiterlesen >>>


Anama Aids Mine-Blown People (AZERBAIJAN)

(03.08.2006)

Azerbaijan's national mine action agency ANAMA organised medical checks and treatment of the first group of 20 people in the format of the programme of aid launched for the people who had suffered in mine blasts.  weiterlesen >>>


The bloodiest day yet (Afghanistan)

(03.08.2006)

Four soldiers killed, 10 others injured as Taliban target Canadians in a series of attacks  weiterlesen >>>


LTTE Claymore injures three policemen- Vavuniya (Sri Lanka)

(03.08.2006)

LTTE terrorists detonated a claymore mine close to Pudiuruppu Junction in Vavuniya today (Friday the 4th of August) at 1.30a.m. Three policemen suffered injuries in the explosion.  weiterlesen >>>


Mideast Weapons Deserve Scrutiny (Israel / Lebanon)

(03.08.2006)

Israel's cluster bombs and alleged phosphorus use have escaped attention weiterlesen >>>


U.S. Awards $2.1 Million in Grants To Help Clear Land Mines - U.S.-backed mine-removal program in Nicaragua also receives donation (USA)

(02.08.2006)

The United States is continuing its commitment to help in the global effort to clear land mines, recently announcing new mine-removal grants worth more than $2.1 million. weiterlesen >>>


Afghan, Coalition Forces Recover Weapons Caches - Release Number:06-08-01P (AFGHANISTAN)

(02.08.2006)

Afghan and Coalition forces recovered two weapons caches and two improvised explosive devices in different locations in eastern Afghanistan today. weiterlesen >>>


UNMEE press briefing notes 03 Aug 2006

(02.08.2006)

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team of the MACC operating in Eritrea carried out operations in Shilalo and Shambiko areas in Sector West. weiterlesen >>>


Shells kill 15 civilians as SRI LANKA fighting rages

(02.08.2006)

The military said two soldiers were wounded in a fragmentation mine and mortar attack in the northwest Mannar district. weiterlesen >>>


Amputee is 'a tough guy with a big, big heart': The veteran wounded in Afghanistan is a competitive athlete who embraces life (USA)

(02.08.2006)

Shortly after the explosion in an Afghanistan minefield that cost him his left foot, Army Staff Sgt. Justin Shellhammer thought about his 5-month-old daughter, Lexi. weiterlesen >>>


Two killed, five injured in Myanmar rebel attack: report (MYANMAR)

(02.08.2006)

Two civil servants were killed and five locals injured in an attack by suspected insurgents in eastern Myanmar, state media reported Friday.  weiterlesen >>>


''Conflict in Somalia Moves Toward Confrontation''

(02.08.2006)

The conflict became more complicated when a large cargo plane landed at Mogadishu's airport. The T.F.G. said that the aircraft was carrying Eritrean military supplies for the I.C.C., including landmines, bombs, grenades, bazookas and anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles. The I.C.C. denied the charges, saying alternatively that the cargo was made up of "small sewing machines" or medicines and medical supplies. Local analysts credited the T.F.G.'s version.  weiterlesen >>>


Two large arms caches found in Chechnya (RUSSIA)

(02.08.2006)

Police have found two large arms caches in the troubled Republic of Chechnya in Russia's North Caucasus, a source in the local law-enforcement bodies said Sunday. weiterlesen >>>


SRI LANKA fällt in Bürgerkrieg zurück - Kämpfe weiten sich aus

(02.08.2006)

Nach Militärangaben wurden fünf Soldaten, zwei Zivilisten und mehr als 40 LTTE-Kämpfer getötet. weiterlesen >>>


Rebels kill six COLOMBIAN anti-coca workers

(02.08.2006)

BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Six peasants hired by the government to rip out illicit crops from a public nature reserve were killed on Wednesday by land mines planted by leftist rebels, an official said.  weiterlesen >>>


8 CRPF officers injured in landmine blast in C'garh (INDIA)

(02.08.2006)

Raipur, August 2, 2006: Eight CRPF personnel were injured on Wednesday, four of them seriously, in a landmine blast triggered by maoists in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


Fighting Roadside Bombs: Low-Tech, High-Tech, Toy Box; Pentagon Seeks New Approaches To a Deadly Problem in Iraq (USA)

(02.08.2006)

Robert Pervere's fight against insurgents in Iraq started with an Emaxx monster truck from Debbie's RC World Inc. in Chesapeake, Va., a $335 toy that he turned into a weapon for U.S. troops against roadside bombs. The 24-year-old engineer replaced about 80 percent of the toy's plastic parts with aluminum, fastened two small surveillance cameras to the top and made room for an explosive that could blow up suspicious objects from hundreds of feet away.  weiterlesen >>>


Lawmakers propose land mine ban (USA)

(02.08.2006)

Two U.S. senators are proposing a law that would prohibit the procurement of land mines or other victim-activated weapons.  weiterlesen >>>


Healing skills help war wounds (BOSNIA)

(02.08.2006)

Deirdre Parrinder offers acupuncture through her charity work LC4841 Deirdre Parrinder helps a charity which offers acupuncture to people left devastated by war in Bosnia. CHRIS JOHNSON speaks to her about her latest mission. TEN years on, Sarajevo in Bosnia is still carrying the scars of war. Between 1992 and 1996 the city was under siege by Serbians. It saw 500,000 residents trapped cut off from food, water, medicine and electricity.  weiterlesen >>>


Separatistenstützpunkt in TSCHETSCHENIEN ausgehoben

(02.08.2006)

GROSNY, 03. August (RIA Novosti). Am Mittwoch ist in der Nähe des Ortes Eschilchatoi im tschetschenischen Bezirk Wedeno ein Separatistenstützpunkt entdeckt worden. weiterlesen >>>


Kommersant" (Russland/Tschetschenien)

(02.08.2006)

Der Chef des Föderalen Sicherheitsdienstes (FSB) und des Nationalen antiterroristischen Komitees, Nikolai Patruschew, hat am Montag die Frist für die freiwillige Waffenniederlegung für tschetschenische Separatisten bis zum 30. September verlängert.  weiterlesen >>>


39 killed by landmines in Rajasthan (INDIA)

(02.08.2006)

New Delhi - There have been 26 cases in the past three years of barrel bursts of the Indian Army's T-72 main battle tank (MBT), parliament was informed Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


S. Korea to develop military robots by 2010 (SOUTH KOREA)

(02.08.2006)

South Korea will develop military robots by 2010 to help reconnaissance efforts and remove land mines, Army officials said Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Vier Attentate überlebt (Afghanistan)

(31.07.2006)

Reinhard Erös vermutet, dass Gul Agha Schirsai mit einer sieben Kilogramm schweren Panzermine ermordet werden sollte. Einen solchen Sprengkörper zu besorgen, sei in Afghanistan kein Problem. "Dort gibt es noch immer Hekatomben an Minen und Waffen."  weiterlesen >>>


Addressing Security Council, Lebanese Minister Urges Steps to End Violence

(31.07.2006)

Lebanon's acting Foreign Minister urged, Israel should surrender all remaining landmine maps covering South Lebanon to the United Nations. The Lebanese Government must extend its authority over its territory through its own legitimate armed forces. weiterlesen >>>


Keine Diskussionen

(31.07.2006)

Israel verstößt gegen das Völkerrecht, und die Hisbollah achtet es erst gar nicht weiterlesen >>>


8 Soldaten bei Explosion im Kampfgebiet getötet (Sri Lanka)

(31.07.2006)

Colombo - Bei der Explosion einer Mine im Kampfgebiet im Osten Sri Lankas sind mindestens 18 Soldaten getötet worden. Ein Militärsprecher sagte am Dienstag, die Mine sei am Montagabend neben einem Armeebus detoniert.  weiterlesen >>>


Countermine Technologies Gets SEK4M Deal In Croatia (CROATIA)

(31.07.2006)

Countermine Technologies AB (COUM-B.SK), a Swedish company specialized in removing military mines, Monday said it has received a SEK4 million contract in Croatia. The unit TerraFirma d.o.o. received the contract from the Croatian Mine Action Center, and it's for removing mines from 305,425 square meters of space. Countermine also said it has applied for a contract in the Middle East for de-mining of 2,780 square kilometers of space.  weiterlesen >>>


FORCES KILL 20 TALIBAN

(30.07.2006)

US-led coalition forces and Afghan police killed 20 suspected Taliban in the latest fighting to hit southern Afghanistan before Nato takes command of the region today.  weiterlesen >>>


Innocent victims of landmines (Kuwait)

(30.07.2006)

Since the liberation of Kuwait from the Iraqi invasion in 1991, there have been several deadly accidents in the Kuwaiti desert. The victims are mostly Asian workers killed by landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


'We will keep using landmines' (Philippines)

(30.07.2006)

Manila: Communist guerrillas have said they will continue using landmines despite an incident last week that left 15 civilians injured after rebels detonated a roadside explosive device meant for government soldiers.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine explodes near Israel-Syria border

(30.07.2006)

Landmine exploded Sunday on Syrian side of Israel-Syria border on Sunday; military officials say incident possible attempt by Hizbullah to drag Syria into conflict  weiterlesen >>>


Roadside Bomben Made in Teheran zur Auslieferung in den Irak

(30.07.2006)

Raymond Tanter, Gerogetown-Lehrer und ehemaliges Leitungsmitglied des Nationalen Sicherheitsrates der USA erklärte: "Der Komplex der Munitionsfabrik befindet sich in der Nähe von Lavizan in Nordteheran und besteht aus drei von einander unabhängigen und getrennten Produktionsstätten - genannt Sattari, Sayad Shirazi und Shiroodi - in denen jeweils unterschiedliche Produkte hergestellt werden. Sattari Industry ist auf Panzerabwehrminen und -bomben spezialisiert. Die Produktionsstätten stellen Explosionsvorrichtungen mit Minen und Bomben her."  weiterlesen >>>