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Angola: Mehr als ein Million Quardratmeter Land von Landminen befreit

(05.07.2013)

Das angolanische Sozialministerium erklärt, dass landesweit Flächen von 1,2 Million Quadaratmeter von Landminen befreit wurden. (in Englisch)  weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan: Vier Kinder durch Landmine getötet

(04.07.2013)

Laut der Provinzregierung starben in der Provinz Helmad vier Mädchen durch eine Landmine, als sie Wasser an einem Fluss holen wollten. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


TV-Beitrag: Israelis und Palistinänser räumen gemeinsam Landminen

(04.07.2013)

Auf Initiative eines Jungen, der einen Unfall mit einer Landminen überlebte, werden nun Landminen gemeinsam von Israelis und Palistinänser geräumt. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Neue Wege, den Einsatz von Streubomben nachzuweisen

(02.07.2013)

Weil der Zugang zu den Konfliktgebieten in Syrien erschwert ist, wertet die Organisation Human Rigths Watch Satellitenphotos und Zeugenaussagen aus, um den Einsatz von Streubomben nachzuweisen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Ein Vorbild: Lynn Bradach

(02.07.2013)

Seit zehn Jahren kämpft Lynn Bradach für das Verbot von Streumunition. Ihr ältester Sohn, Travis, ein US-Marine, wurde im Irak durch eine Streubombe getötet. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Libyen: Training für Aktivisten für das Verbot von Landminen und Streumunition

(25.06.2013)

Mitglieder von zivilgesellschaftlichen Organisationen in Libyen informierten sich auf Einladung von Handicap International über das Verbot von Landminen und Streubomben und Möglichkeiten, dafür aktiv zu werden. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Laos bittet Kanada um Unterstützung bei der Streubombenräumung

(24.06.2013)

Jahrzehnte nach dem Krieg liegen immer noch unzählige nicht-explodierte Munition von Streubomben im Boden Laos. Laos plant, die Räumaktivitäten zu verstärken, und bittet Kanada um Unterstützung. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Weltflüchtlingstag: Flüchtlinge weltweit werden von nicht-explodierten Kampfmitteln bedroht

(20.06.2013)

Anlässlich des heutigen Weltflüchtlingstag veröffentlichen Aktivisten für das Verbot von Landminen und Streumunition ein Hintergrundpapier, das auf die Gefahren von nicht-explodierten Kampfmitteln hinweist, die das Leben und die Gesundheit von Flüchtlingen weltweit bedrohen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Grabungsarbeiten: Landwirtin stieß auf explosive Schützenmine

(21.10.2005)

Eine Landwirtin aus dem Bezirk Graz-Umgebung hat auf ihrem Hof eine hoch explosive Schützenmine ausgegraben. Die 47-Jährige stieß bei Grabungsarbeiten für einen Abstellplatz auf das drei Kilo schwere Kriegsrelikt.  weiterlesen >>>


Soldiers foil attempt to kill town mayor (Philippines)

(20.10.2005)

During the initial investigation, soldiers found out that the planting of landmines was part of a plot to ambush San Remegio Mayor Elizabeth Coloso who was supposed to pass in the area to attend a foundation anniversary of a school in Bugo village. Maj. Bartolome Bacarro, Army spokesman, said kill try was ordered by local communists weiterlesen >>>


Five Russians, four police killed in Chechnya

(20.10.2005)

Two Chechen policemen were killed in a shootout late Monday near Roshni-Chu in southwestern Chechnya, and a police vehicle blew up on a landmine in the south-eastern Shali district, killing one police trooper. weiterlesen >>>


Pattaya declared a City of Peace (Australia)

(20.10.2005)

Khun Nirum Wattanasartsaton, Mayor of Pattaya City declared Pattaya a 'City of Peace' during a special ceremony at the 3rd Global Summit on Peace through Tourism, held October 2-5, 2005 at the Royal Cliff Beach Resort and Conference Center. Joining with the Mayor was IIPT Founder and President Louis D'Amore, and members of the Pattaya Rotary Club. IIPT Achievement Awards were given Peace Trees Vietnam, for working alongside the Vietnamese people to transform the destructive consequences of war into a safe and healthy environment for the children of Quang Tri Province by removing land mines and replacing them with trees. weiterlesen >>>


Back to outdated defense? (Taiwan)

(20.10.2005)

What is the best defense for a small island like Taiwan against a potential invasion by its giant neighbor? Planting as many as possible mines on the beaches and in waters surrounding Taiwan, deploying Patriot missile interceptors and aircraft-mounted missiles that could shoot down invading aircraft. weiterlesen >>>


Maoists kill Congress worker (India)

(20.10.2005)

On Tuesday, Piduguralla Police unearthed CPI (Maoists) dump on the outskirts of Morjampadu village in Machavaram Mandal. They found 23 claymore mines in the dump. weiterlesen >>>


Ethiopia-Eritrea: UN mission to continue work despite flight restrictions

(20.10.2005)

The United Nations said on Tuesday it would not withdraw its peacekeepers from Eritrea and Ethiopia despite their ability to monitor the two countries' tense border being seriously hampered by a recent ban imposed by Eritrea on UN helicopter flights. On 1 October, a bus carrying 61 civilians hit a freshly laid anti-tank mine in the TSZ. weiterlesen >>>


Eritrean Flight Ban Forces UN to Evacuate Injured Soldiers by Road

(20.10.2005)

The UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) yesterday began vacating nearly half the 40 posts it maintains to monitor an accord ending a border war between the two countries because of the ban, and Secretary-General Kofi Annan warned that the mission was being jeopardized and its deployment might have to be reconsidered. Mr. Annan and the Security Council have already called on Eritrea to reverse the ban which has forced the five-year-old Mission to suspend its lifesaving mine clearance activities in the country.  weiterlesen >>>


Two Afghans killed, three wounded in US vehicle bombing

(20.10.2005)

A bomb tore through a vehicle of a private US security firm in troubled southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing two Afghan employees and wounding three, the government said. The bomb hit the USPI vehicle in the Zhare Dasht district of Kandahar province, a hotspot for attacks by Taliban-led insurgents, officials said. "A mine put on the road by the enemies of Afghanistan exploded. The result was that two workers with USPI were killed and three wounded," interior ministry spokesman Yousuf Stanizai told reporters.  weiterlesen >>>


R E G I O N: Shoot-on-sight orders to keep peace in Bihar polls (India)

(20.10.2005)

Bihar, with 80 million people, is India's second largest state after Uttar Pradesh and is plagued by a volatile mix of caste violence and poverty. "Over 600 companies of paramilitary forces are being used and there is red alert in all Maoist-infested areas," the state chief secretary GS Kang told reporters on Monday night. "The police and paramilitary forces have already done combing operations in the sensitive pockets and possible troublemakers have already been marginalised," he said. Indian Air Force helicopters were patrolling the skies while police, using mine detectors and sniffer dogs, maintained security on the ground. weiterlesen >>>


Afghan family helps with quilt auction for Galilean Home

(20.10.2005)

During the invasion Soviet soldiers put out land mines that Afghan children often mistook for toys. At 13, Abdul Samad, an alumnus of the Galilean Christian Academy, became one of the victims of the conflict. He picked up a bomb, thinking it was a toy, and it exploded in his hands, blowing off most of his arms.  weiterlesen >>>


Iran blames UK for Ahvaz unrest

(20.10.2005)

Police told state television they acted on a tip-off from local residents who spotted a suspect package under a busy bridge in Ahvaz, the capital of Khuzestan province dominated by minority Arabs. The report said the package - wired up and containing eight anti-personnel mines, around one kilogramme of TNT, one stun grenade and a large number of fuses - was successfully defused late on Monday. weiterlesen >>>


More machines to fight Maoists (India)

(20.10.2005)

Presently, nine districts (Malkangiri, Nowrangpur, Koraput, Rayagada, Gajapati, Ganjam, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar and Sundargarh) have been declared as Naxal-affected. On-foot operation strategies will be adopted to avoid the improvised explosion devices (IED) such as land mines being used by the ultras, said a senior official of the home department. weiterlesen >>>


W. E. Gutman: Land mines and morals ... fail to the Chief!

(20.10.2005)

The US, which has not made antipersonnel mines since 1997 (but has leased production rights to other countries), will decide in December whether to begin manufacturing a new antipersonnel mine called Spider. The Pentagon has requested an additional US$1.3 billion for the development of another new antipersonnel mine with the squeaky-clean name of "Intelligent Munitions System." weiterlesen >>>


Task Force Liberty Soldiers detain one in Bayji (Iraq)

(20.10.2005)

Task Force Liberty Soldiers called an explosives ordnance disposal team to blow open the trunk, which caused several secondary explosions. The ordnance team investigated the burned vehicle and discovered remnants of an anti-personnel mine in the trunk.  weiterlesen >>>


Ultra attack: ripples in Malkangiri (India)

(20.10.2005)

Though the Maoist attack took place in the western parts of the state the ripples were even felt amongst security forces in this south Orissa district which is also infested by naxals. The extreme left elements had recently killed a contractor and a few days later they carried out land mine blasts when the local Congress MLA and his supporters were traveling near Motu.  weiterlesen >>>


J&K Minister Gulam Nabi Lone killed in militant attack

(20.10.2005)

In 2000, Ghulam Hassan Wani, also of National Conference, became the first state minister, to be killed in a landmine blast in Anantnag district.  weiterlesen >>>


UPI Terrorism Watch

(20.10.2005)

Uzbekistan has deployed mines along its borders to cope with foreign-based terrorists since the late 1980s, according to reports in the country's Tribune newspaper.  weiterlesen >>>


Annan says UN may reconsider future of peacekeeping mission in Eritrea, Ethiopia

(20.10.2005)

Annan and the UN Security Council have already called on Eritrea to reverse the ban which has forced the UNMEE to suspend its lifesaving mine clearance activities in the country.  weiterlesen >>>


Family says goodbye to Hammond soldier

(20.10.2005)

An overflow crowd of family and friends of Pfc. Benny S. Franklin of Hammond, killed by a land mine in Afghanistan Oct. 7, gathered Monday at the Emmanuel Seventh-day Adventist Church to offer final tributes to the soldier. weiterlesen >>>


57 Bihar constituencies go to the polls today

(20.10.2005)

The four-phase polling process for the Bihar Assembly starts on Tuesday when voters of 57 of the 243 constituencies exercise their franchise for the second time in just about six months. Naxalites followed up their call for boycott by attacking a railway station and a police station. In February, they killed 11 police personnel. The security forces this time have been provided with anti-mine vehicles and mine-detectors.  weiterlesen >>>


Australia to hold talks in Cambodia, Vietnam on landmine clearing

(20.10.2005)

Australia's special representative on mine action, Bruce Billson, is to spend the next 10 days visiting Cambodia and Vietnam. weiterlesen >>>


Teams comb forests for military ordnance

(20.10.2005)

The roughly 15 million acres of retired defense sites scattered across the country are littered with old military ordnance, much of it buried. There have been only two cases of old munitions in the U.S. killing or hurting anyone in the last 20 years, but the government is spending $145 million over six years to try to keep that number from rising. weiterlesen >>>


Condoleezza Rice Conference for Landmine Action

(20.10.2005)

Press Release: Angola is a case in point. At the end of the civil war in 2002, over 70 percent of the roads were blocked by anti-tank landmines. These arteries are the country's economic lifeline.  weiterlesen >>>


BOROVAC: WE SHALL CLEAR TREBEVIC OF MINES AND REBUILD THE CABLE CAR

(20.10.2005)

Sarajevo Mayor Semiha Borovac and Stari Grad Mayor Mustafa Resic signed at Trebevic on Monday an agreement on transferring 150.000 KM from the Sarajevo City Budget to the Stari Grad Municipality Budget for the project of clearing Trebevic of mines.  weiterlesen >>>


Maoists swoop on police, one killed

(20.10.2005)

In recent times Maoists have been conducting successful operations in Sambalpur and Deogarh districts almost on a monthly basis. They are all operating from a 1000 sq km forest range between Sambalpur and Deogarh districts. Striking at will they manage to return to the safety of the forest cover. In fact police teams had nine land mines laid in Deogarh district.  weiterlesen >>>


Cadets undeterred by war

(20.10.2005)

The challenge for the young cadets is four years of academic and military training at the U.S. Military Academy, followed by five years of active duty in the Army. News of the death of the first female graduate of the academy since 9/11 reached the young cadets just days after they were formally admitted. First Lt. Laura Walker was killed with another soldier in Afghanistan when their Humvee struck a land mine Aug. 18. weiterlesen >>>


UN Vacates More Monitoring Posts On Tense Border

(20.10.2005)

The recent ban on United Nations helicopter flights by the Eritrean government has forced international peacekeepers to abandon a number of monitoring posts on the tense Ethiopian-Eritrean border region, the UN said in a statement on Monday. Earlier this month, a bus carrying 61 civilians, including women and children, hit a freshly laid anti-tank mine in the TSZ. Six critically injured people were evacuated by an UNMEE helicopter.  weiterlesen >>>


US-Truppen töten versehentlich vier afghanische Polizisten

(20.10.2005)

Bei der Explosion einer Mine wurden nach Angaben des Provinzgouverneurs Asadullah Khalid unterdessen zwei afghanische US-Angestellte getötet und drei weitere verletzt. Zu der Detonation sei es gekommen, als ein Strassenbaufahrzeug auf die Mine gefahren sei, sagte der Gouverneur. weiterlesen >>>


Tendenz zum Ja (Irak)

(20.10.2005)

Die Iraker hat nach dem Verfassungsreferendum wieder ihr blutiger Alltag eingeholt. Laut Angaben des US-Militärs sind gestern bei einem Präzisionsschlag aus der Luft in der westirakischen Stadt Ramadi 70 mutmaßliche Aufständische getötet worden. Sie seinen gerade dabei gewesen, eine Straßenmine zu legen, heißt es in einer Erklärung des Militärs. Augenzeugen gaben dem arabischen Fernsehsender al-Dschasira eine komplett andere Version. Danach soll sich eine Menge rund um einen ausgebrannten US-Militärjeep versammelt haben, der auf eine Mine gefahren sei. Die Menschen hätte das Wrack lediglich nach brauchbaren Ersatzteilen durchsucht, berichteten sie. weiterlesen >>>


China stellt seinen Standpunkt zu konventionellen Waffen dar

(20.10.2005)

Hu Xiaodi, Chinas Botschafter für Abrüstung bei den Vereinten Nationen, hat am 13. Oktober Diskussion der UN-Vollversammlung über konventionelle Waffen erklärt, dass China seit jeher dafür eintritt, humanitäre Anliegen bei der Rüstungskontrolle zu berücksichtigen und die Benutzung von Landminen unter passende vernünftige Kontrolle zu bringen.  weiterlesen >>>


PA: haben 17 Anschläge verhindert (Naher Osten)

(20.10.2005)

Die palästinensischen Sicherheitstruppen seien im vergangenen Monat sehr erfolgreich gewesen, sagten Vertreter des Innenministeriums am Samstagabend. Neben 17 vereitelten Angriffen aus dem Gazastreifen hätten die Palästinenser 15 Kassam-Raketen und 75 Minen und Bomben entdeckt, die gegen Israel eingesetzt werden sollten. Zudem hätten sie sieben Versuche des Waffen-Schmuggels über die ägyptische Grenze vereitelt. weiterlesen >>>


Tajikistan unaware of Uzbeks' border demining operation - official (TAJIKISTAN)

(20.10.2005)

The [Tajik] Ministry of Foreign Affairs has not been given notification of the start of mine clearance work on the Uzbek-Tajik border, the head of the Tajik Foreign Ministry information department, Igor Sattorov, told Avesta.  weiterlesen >>>


Australia boosts funding for Cambodia mine clearance (AUSTRALIA)

(20.10.2005)

[Newsreader] The Australian government has committed a further 2m Australian dollars [approx 1.5m US] for landmine clearing operations in Cambodia. The parliamentary secretary [junior minister] for foreign affairs, Bruce Billson, is touring the country and says around 800 people die every year from triggering landmines and unexploded ordnance. He says it is a serious obstacle to Cambodia's development.  weiterlesen >>>


Homes of six police and FSB officers attacked Gunmen challenge Ingushetian law enforcement agencies (RUSSIA)

(20.10.2005)

A powerful landmine was discovered near Golden Palace restaurant in Karabulak, several hundred meters from the OMON base. A bomb disposal squad was summoned. Specialists say that all recent acts of terrorism in Ingushetia have involved similar explosive devices. "They are probably assembled by the same team," one of them said.  weiterlesen >>>


Mozambican Sappers Illegally Recruited to Cyprus (MOZAMBIQUE)

(20.10.2005)

The Provincial Labour Directorate in the central Mozambican province of Manica is taking legal action against a Zimbabwean company, named Mozambique Mine Action (MMA), for illegally recruiting and sending to Cyprus 19 Mozambican sappers and for compelling the candidates to undergo HIV tests if they wanted the job.  weiterlesen >>>


Croatian sentenced to two-year jail term over blast at British embassy (CROATIA)

(20.10.2005)

Police discovered an M75 hand grenade, the same type which is believed to have exploded in the embassy, two anti-personnel mines, and two improvised bombs.  weiterlesen >>>


Two French soldiers injured near Kabul (AFGHANISTAN)

(19.10.2005)

A press release issued here said the soldiers, who were part of the ISAF's Kabul Multinational Brigade, were patrolling in the French area of operation in the Shamali plain when their armoured vehicle hit a roadside landmine.  weiterlesen >>>


Fake landmines create tension in Anantapur (INDIA). Mixed response to Maoists' bandh call

(19.10.2005)

Banners placed on railway track cautioning people Peoples Liberation Guerrilla Army hailed The fake mines were filled with sand to make it look like real ones.  weiterlesen >>>


U.S. SOLDIERS STOP BOMBS BEFORE THEY EXPLODE (IRAQ)

(19.10.2005)

Task Force Baghdad Soldiers found and destroyed terrorists' bombs and weapons caches during combat operations Oct. 19 in and around various Baghdad districts. The U.S. Soldiers found at least eight improvised explosive devices before they could be detonated by terrorists.  weiterlesen >>>


Palestinian Authority claims it stopped 17 terror attacks

(18.10.2005)

The Palestinian Authority (PA) capped a largely disastrous first month of rule in the Gaza Strip with an announcement late Saturday night that it prevented 17 terrorist attacks and confiscated a significant amount of weapons. The PA Interior Ministry, which controls the various Palestinian security branches, issued the security report, highlighting the confiscation of 75 mines and 15 Kassam rockets, which it said were to be used against Israel. PA security forces around the border town of Rafah also blocked up two smuggling tunnels and prevented seven smuggling attempts from the Egyptian side.  weiterlesen >>>


Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. Brigade finds huge weapons cache

(18.10.2005)

It's not unusual for the soldiers of the Alaska-based 172nd Stryker Brigade to seize weapons caches while patrolling the streets and villages of Iraq. But the stockpile they unearthed outside a chicken coop Tuesday set a record. In the end, the team uncovered a chilling array of weapons: 220 rocket-propelled grenades; 40,000 7.62mm armor-piercing rifle or machine-gun rounds; 100 2.75-inch diameter rockets; 10 mines; 1,000 .50-caliber rifle or machine-gun rounds; 68 mortar rounds; 100 shotgun shells; 20 improvised claymore mines; 1,959 artillery projectiles; one rifle; a mortar bipod; four 122mm rocket engines; one mortar tube; 3,000 feet of detonation cord; 37 40-pound bags of red and black explosive powder; and 100 1-ounce primers.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine kills Iranian policeman

(18.10.2005)

An Iranian policeman was killed by a landmine explosion in Sumar, in the border city of Qasr-e Shirin in this western province, Saturday evening, a provincial official said Sunday. The policeman Morad Qeitasi was patrolling a border police station overnight when the mine went off. weiterlesen >>>


Tame these warlords (Kenya)

(18.10.2005)

Two Kenyans were killed last week and several others injured after their vehicle hit a landmine in the Somali border town of Burhacke. That the mine was planted by Somali warlords out to derail the distribution of relief food to rival clans is unforgivable. weiterlesen >>>


Former foes join forces on landmine survey (Vietnam)

(18.10.2005)

A project assessing the impact of landmines left by the American War in three central provinces has completed its first phase, the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation (VVAF) and Vietnam's Defence Ministry announced last Friday. Landmines in the central provinces of Ha Tinh, Quang Binh and Quang Tri caused an average of 403 deaths and injuries per year from 1975 to 1999, an average which has fallen to 106 per year over the past five years, the survey said. More than 1,300sq.km of land are still considered contaminated, while another 3,050sq.km are suspected to harbour unexploded ordnance or landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


Bihar braces for poll, security on red alert (India)

(18.10.2005)

Twice within a year Bihar will go to polls amidst a boycott called by Naxalites with 57 constituencies in 12 Naxalite-hit districts electing new representatives in the first phase tomorrow. Chief Secretary G S Kang said since constituencies were spread over 12 Naxal violence-hit districts -- Patna, Bhojpur, Buxar, Kaimur, Rohtas, Gaya, Jehanabad, Arwal, Aurangabad, Nawada, Banka and Jamui -- the security forces have been provided with mine detectors and anti-mine vehicles.  weiterlesen >>>


Smugglers dupe Africans with hopes of Europe

(18.10.2005)

HUMAN TRAFFICKERS TAKE MIGRANTS' MONEY, DUMP THEM IN DESERTS OR RICKETY BOATS. Smugglers are often people migrants know or trust. There are also intermediaries. Some take their clients through dangerous routes like the land-mine-strewn Western Sahara to avoid security patrols, said Jean-Philippe Chauzy of the International Organization for Migration. weiterlesen >>>


Northrop's Melbourne unit lands hefty contract

(18.10.2005)

Northrop Grumman Corp.'s Integrated Systems division in Melbourne has received a $124.5 million contract to build an airborne laser mine-detection system that will be mounted on Navy helicopters. weiterlesen >>>


Palparan links execs to anti-Arroyo plot

(18.10.2005)

Documents seized recently from a New People's Army camp in Aurora province not only uncovered evidence of planned bombings and destabilization and ouster plots against President Macapagal-Arroyo but also linked some government officials to the alleged plots. Lt. Col. Ricardo Garcia said soldiers found several high-powered firearms, communications equipment, 363 packs of explosives and several documents, including maps and a manual for making bombs. weiterlesen >>>


Ammo disposal (Taiwan)

(18.10.2005)

The military will continue to dispose of outdated ammunition, land mines and vacant barracks on Kinmen to help boost development and tourism on the frontline island, a military official said yesterday. weiterlesen >>>


Deogarh seizure: Explosives were deadly (India)

(18.10.2005)

The landmines recovered by police from the dense forests of Deogarh on Friday had the ammunition to blow up a huge patrol party. As many as 192 pieces of gelatin sticks in 22 mines were recovered before being defused by the explosive detection squad. weiterlesen >>>


Orissa police recover 25 landmines from Kansar forest (India)

(18.10.2005)

Deogarh Police in Western Orissa have recovered more than 25 land mines from Kansar and Beriam forests area under Reamal police station, about 160 km from here yesterday. Deputy Inspector General of Police Arun Kumar Sharanghi today said the recovery of landmines had foiled the attempt of the Maoists to plant more landmines in the forest routes used by police for combing operation. weiterlesen >>>


France and Ukraine to cooperate in the military sphere

(18.10.2005)

French and Ukrainian military departments have signed the Cooperation Program-2006, the press service of the Defense Ministry informs. France agreed to assist Ukraine in utilization of ammunition and share the experience of mine cleaning. weiterlesen >>>


YUSUF RESIDENCE in JAWHAR, THREAT SOMALILAND AND SOMALIA

(18.10.2005)

According to the latest report issued by the four-member United Nations panel tasked with monitoring the arms embargo on Somalia, President of the Transitional Federal Government in IGAD Yusuf is receiving a veritable flood of arms from an array of nations in the region most notably Yemen and Ethiopia. Yemen openly admitted flouting UN Security Council Resolution 733 which imposed an arms embargo on Somalia in 1992 by giving Mr. Yusuf's forces what it described as `5,000 personal arms'. But it is well-known he acquired a lot more than hand guns from San'aa. The same report suggests RPGs, heavy-machine guns and anti-tank mines might have been given or bought from the Arab nation. weiterlesen >>>


DoD Identifies 8 Casualties - October 16

(18.10.2005)

The Department of Defense announced today the death of one Marine and four Soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Master Sgt. Kenneth E. Hunt Jr., 40, of Tucson, Ariz., died Oct. 12 at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas. Hunt died from wounds received July 24 when the vehicle he was riding in struck an anti-tank mine while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Taqaddum, Iraq. Hunt was assigned to Marine Wing Support Group 37, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. weiterlesen >>>


Blast in Iraq kills ex-Tucsonan

(18.10.2005)

If Master Sgt. Kenneth E. Hunt Jr. had decided to retire or hadn't given a subordinate the day off, he might be alive today. The 1983 Santa Rita High School graduate died Wednesday at Brooke Army Medical Center in Texas after spending nearly three months trying to recover from injuries received in a roadside blast in Iraq. His vehicle struck an anti-tank mine after a large explosion rocked one of the other vehicles, wounding four Marines. weiterlesen >>>


Task Force Liberty witnesses large voter turnout for referendum vote (Iraq)

(18.10.2005)

Iraqi police and army forces, with the support of Task Force Liberty Soldiers across the four provinces of North Central Iraq, sustained their successful efforts throughout the day and established an unprecedented voter turnout at the polling centers. Task Force Liberty Soldiers and their Iraqi Security Forces partners discovered 12 IEDs and one mine prior to detonation during the course of their security operations as part of the completion of Operation Saratoga. Iraqi police, soldiers and Task Force Liberty elements detained nearly 70 suspected insurgents throughout the day. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine shatters ex-soccer star's leg (Afghanistan)

(18.10.2005)

FORMER Black Rhinos and CAPS United central defender William Chikauro narrowly escaped death after a landmine detonated during a recent clearing exercise in Afghanistan, blowing off part of his left leg. The latest incident comes after two other Zimbabweans — Fidelis Makwena and Moses Sibanda — were killed and another, Farai Dzumbunu, seriously injured while clearing landmines in the same country a few months ago.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine haul blows lid off Bihar plot (India)

(18.10.2005)

Police today stumbled upon 11 powerful landmines, each weighing 30 kg, from a dried up well barely a few kilometres from the site of last Saturday's blast in the Baniadih forest in Chatra district, 200 km from here. Police officials believe the bombs had been hidden by the rebels for use during the Bihar elections.  weiterlesen >>>


Six Traders Killed By Landmine (Kenya)

(18.10.2005)

Six traders were yesterday killed and 10 others are fighting for their lives when their minibus exploded in a landmine. The Kenyan businessmen travelling from Elwak Town in Kenya to Bur Hache in Somalia died when their vehicle drove over a landmine less than five kilometres from the border, said North Eastern police boss Philip Ndwiga.  weiterlesen >>>


Lieber manchmal anecken als immer mutlos sein: Ulrike Folkerts macht sich stark

(18.10.2005)

Die in Berlin lebende Schauspielerin ist ein Mensch mit starkem Gerechtigkeitssinn. Sie setzt sich für Schwache ein, kämpft gegen Landminen, reist in den Kosovo und nach Burundi, zu Kriegswaisen und Kindersoldaten.  weiterlesen >>>


Switzerland makes donation to Slovene-run mine-clearance fund (SWITZERLAND)

(18.10.2005)

The Slovene-run International Trust Fund for Demining and Mine Victims Assistance (ITF) received a 160,000-euros donation by Switzerland on Tuesday [18 October]. The funds will be allocated for a demining project in Bosnia-Hercegovina, the ITF said in a press release on Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Selling weapons " or selling out? (UK)

(18.10.2005)

Tony Blair promised us 'the toughest arms regulations in the world' back in the dreamy days of 1997. But only last month, in the heart of London, there was an arms fair "paid for with your tax money and mine" offering cluster bombs, stun guns and leg irons for sale. weiterlesen >>>


JTF2 violates spirit of landmine treaty: MP: Commando unit uses explosives that put civilians at risk (CANADA)

(18.10.2005)

Canada's commando force is violating the spirit of the landmine treaty brokered years ago by the Liberal government by using specialized explosives that could maim and kill innocent people on the battlefield, says the Conservatives' defence critic.  weiterlesen >>>


General News: Wartime Landmines Kill & Injure Nearly 10,600 in Central Vietnam (VIETNAM)

(17.10.2005)

Landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) left over from the US War caused serious injuries for 10,597 people in three central provinces of Vietnam from 1975 to 2004, of whom, 4,817 died.  weiterlesen >>>


Several arms caches found in Azerbaijan (AZERBAIJAN)

(17.10.2005)

Two combat grenades, 15 flares and cartridges for Kalashnikov submachine-guns were found by the police on the roadside of the highway going to the international airport of Baku, named after Geidar Aliyev. The ammunition was in a paper bag, sources in the city police told Itar-Tass.  weiterlesen >>>


Morocco warns Algeria over migration, W.Sahara (MOROCCO)

(16.10.2005)

The Polisario, which is headquartered in the Algerian southwestern town of Tindouf, said in a statement on Sunday 92 migrants had been found by its guerrillas in the Sahara desert. It said the migrants have been bussed from northern Morocco and abandoned by Moroccan authorities in a Western Sahara area "planted with ... anti-personnel mines". weiterlesen >>>


SOLDIERS, MARINES DISCOVER WEAPONS CACHES FOLLOWING IRAQI TIP (IRAQ)

(15.10.2005)

The Multi-National Forces - Iraq issued the following press release: Texas Army National Guard Soldiers and Marines from 2nd Force Service Support Group (Forward) discovered weapons caches near a primary school slated as a polling site here on Oct. 14.  weiterlesen >>>


PRT vehicle damaged in landmine explosion (AFGHANISTAN)

(15.10.2005)

Two rockets landed near the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan's (UNAMA) regional office in the Logar province while a PRT vehicle was destroyed by a landmine in the northern Baghlan province on Saturday morning. weiterlesen >>>


Troops seize NPA's bomb stash in Rizal (PHILIPPINES)

(15.10.2005)

In Zamboanga City, a senior military official accused the NPA of human rights violations because of their use of landmines. Armed Forces Southern Command chief Lt. Gen. Edilberto Adan said these mines went off during an ambush in Betibot, Sapang Dalaga, Misamis Oriental last Oct. 9, killing three women and five soldiers.  weiterlesen >>>


Driver injured in land mine explosion (PAKISTAN)

(15.10.2005)

A driver was slightly injured when a land mine exploded along under construction Turbat-Gwadar road Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


MINE IRAQ'S BORDER? DON'T TAKE THAT STEP, PLEADS JOLIE (USA)

(15.10.2005)

Angelina Jolie is taking a stance against the proposed mining of Iraq's borders.  weiterlesen >>>


ONE SOLDIER WOUNDED IN LAND-MINE BLAST IN LICE (TURKEY)

(14.10.2005)

PKK terrorists detonated a remote-control land mine under a passing military vehicle in southeastern Turkish town of Lice, injuring one soldier.  weiterlesen >>>


Media advisory - National Defence Minister travelling to Ukraine (CANADA)

(14.10.2005)

Ukraine is one of Canada's twenty-five key Development Partners and over the past ten years has been the largest single recipient of Canadian military training assistance. Close cooperation also exists between Canada and Ukraine on the anti-personnel landmine issue.  weiterlesen >>>


Bomb destroys 8 tankers in Afghanistan

(14.10.2005)

A blast destroyed eight fuel tankers Friday outside the U.S.-led coalition's main base in southern Afghanistan. Two drivers were injured in the explosion, which sent thick black clouds billowing over Kandahar Airfield. weiterlesen >>>


African migrants in Sahara lose hope. Migrants allegedly left to their fate in Sahara desert are doomed to die of thirst unless help arrives soon.

(14.10.2005)

African migrants allegedly left to their fate in the Sahara desert are doomed to die of thirst in a remote region surrounded by landmines unless help arrives soon, one of the group said in a hasty mobile phone call Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


WORLD COMMUNITY HAS 'BLIND SPOT' ON GRAVE THREAT FROM GLOBAL TRADE IN CONVENTIONAL WEAPONS, DISARMAMENT COMMITTEE TOLD (UNITED NATIONS)

(14.10.2005)

The United Nations issued the following press release: With the preponderant focus on the weapons of mass destruction threat, conventional weapons and the global trade in them were becoming something of a "blind spot", the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) was told, as it concluded its thematic debate today on conventional weapons and heard the introduction of seven related draft texts.  weiterlesen >>>


Joint Commission on 5th Thai-Cambodia Bilateral Cooperation

(14.10.2005)

Foreign Affairs Minister KANTATHI SUPHAMONGKHON has scheduled to attend the Joint Commission on the 5th Bilateral Cooperation between Thailand and Cambodia. The joint commission aims at strengthening the working cooperation between the two countries.  weiterlesen >>>


Mines disposal operations continue

(14.10.2005)

The Mine Action Centre Cyprus (MACC) assisted by UNFICYP will dispose of mines on the 18 of October 2005 from 8am to 4pm, in the UN-patrolled buffer zone 3 kilometres Northeast of Dhenia.  weiterlesen >>>


IRAQ: Soldier Killed by IED; Iraqis Thwart Car Bomb Attack

(14.10.2005)

Task Force Liberty soldier died of injuries suffered when a combat patrol struck an improvised explosive device near Dujayl, Iraq, at about 1 p.m. today, military officials reported. The name of the soldier is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. In Rawah, Iraqi and Task Force Freedom forces seized a large weapons cache Oct. 11. weiterlesen >>>


Legally binding instrument needed to combat illicit small-arms trade, which fuels conflict, undermines development, First Committee told; Hears introduction of draft texts on tracing small arms, prohibiting use of anti-personnel mines (part 1 of 2) (UNITED NATIONS)

(14.10.2005)

With small arms and light weapons fuelling conflicts, facilitating violent crime and terrorism, impeding post-conflict reconstruction and undermining long-term development, speakers stressed the need for an international, legally binding instrument to combat the illicit trade of small arms and light weapons, as the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) began its thematic debate on conventional weapons and heard the introduction of two related draft resolutions.  weiterlesen >>>


SUDAN: SOUTHERN REFUGEES RELUCTANT TO RETURN HOME

(14.10.2005)

Many of the 4 million southern Sudanese displaced during the armed conflict hope to return to their homes soon but are hesitating in the face of the volatile security situation and the absence of solid state structures in the area, despite the Government of National Unity having taken office in the capital Khartoum, a senior United Nations official has said. "Despite the peace (between the former southern rebels and the government), in many areas returnees fear for their safety due to militia activities, armed civilians and land mines," said Walter Kälin, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Representative on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). weiterlesen >>>


UNHCR Sudan Operations: Sudan/Chad situation update 34,13 Oct 2005

(14.10.2005)

Security: The general security situation in Bahr el Jebel, Eastern and Western Equatoria States(1) has been relatively stable during the reporting period. However, serious incidents continue to occur, but these incidents have not adversely affected UNHCR operations in the region.  weiterlesen >>>


First Group Tests Repatriation Route to DR of Congo From Tanzania, UN Says (DRC)

(14.10.2005)

At Baraka transit centre they underwent training in landmine and HIV/AIDS awareness before setting out today for their villages, where they were to receive a repatriation package, including mattresses, kitchen sets and farming and building tools, UNHCR said.  weiterlesen >>>


Suspected woman terrorist killed in Kashmir blast

(14.10.2005)

Srinagar: A suspected woman terrorist was blown to pieces in Jammu and Kashmir Thursday when a landmine she was carrying accidentally exploded, police said. weiterlesen >>>


RCT-2 'Doc' Experiences a New Iraq

(14.10.2005)

When Seaman Hipolito V. Avitia, 21, from Albuquerque, N.M., deployed to Iraq for the second time at the beginning of this year, he thought it would be exactly the same as he left it in 2004. But now, after his deployment in the Al Anbar province has gone by, the 2000 graduate of Rio Grande High School has seen not only a different part of Iraq, but a difference in Operation Iraqi Freedom. weiterlesen >>>


SOLDIER, WHO WAS INJURED IN MINE BLAST, DIES (TURKEY)

(14.10.2005)

The soldier, who was injured in a mine blast earlier today, died at the hospital, sources said.  weiterlesen >>>


Crude tactic, deadly results For Iraqi insurgents, improvised explosives become a weapon of choice (IRAQ)

(14.10.2005)

The insurgents are no longer using simple munitions, said Anthony Cordesman, a defense analyst with the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. Instead, they're using stacked landmines, artillery shells wired together or specialized charges that focus the area of impact and increase force, he said.  weiterlesen >>>


War death touches Guard unit. A battalion assigned to the 29th Brigade loses a soldier in Iraq

(14.10.2005)

Another California soldier, Staff Sgt. Jerry L. Bonifacio Jr, whose unit is affiliated with the Hawaii Army National Guard's 29th Brigade Combat Team was killed in Baghdad on Monday by a car bomb. On July 5, Sgt. Deyson K. Cariaga, 20, of Honolulu, was killed in Al Hammadi when the Humvee in which he was riding struck a land mine.  weiterlesen >>>


Nearly half of landmine victims die of wounds in central Vietnam (VIETNAM)

(14.10.2005)

About half of all landmines victims in central Vietnam die from their injuries, according to a study released Friday by the Vietnamese government and a US war veterans organization. Between 1975 and 2004, 10,597 people in these provinces were victims of landmines and unexploded ordnances, of whom 4,817 had died. weiterlesen >>>


Killings and Atrocities Committed by Terrorists

(14.10.2005)

Figures released today show militants continue to relentlessly kill, kidnap, injure by firing, hurling grenades and exploding bombs in the valley of Jammu and Kashmir. weiterlesen >>>


Hundred kilos of explosive seized from rebel group hideout in northern Philippines (PHILIPPINES)

(14.10.2005)

Last Sunday, the NPA rebels set off landmines in Misamis Occidental province before firing upon soldiers and their dependents, leaving five soldiers and three civilians killed.  weiterlesen >>>


Ethiopia-Eritrea: Asmara imposes more restrictions on peacekeepers

(14.10.2005)

The Eritrean government has imposed more restrictions on the movement of United Nations peacekeepers in the country, days after grounding UN helicopter flights, a spokesperson said. Clearing the tens of thousands of landmines that were laid along the border had been stopped because there was no longer any way to evacuate injured workers, Sainte added. On 1 October, a bus carrying 61 civilians, including women and children, hit a freshly laid anti-tank mine in the TSZ. Six critically injured people, including women aged 23 to 50, were evacuated for treatment by a UNMEE helicopter.  weiterlesen >>>


Colombian ex-militiamen being trained as police assistants (COLOMBIA)

(14.10.2005)

In rural areas, the ex-paramilitaries could work "protecting forests, assisting in the removal of land mines, guarding pipelines and manually eradicating illegal crops," said the presidential office, which is responsible for peace talks with the paramilitary umbrella organization United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia, or AUC. weiterlesen >>>


Sprenganlage für Fundmunition hat regulären Betrieb aufgenommen

(14.10.2005)

Nach dreijähriger Testphase hat eine vollautomatische Sprenganlage für Fundmunition nahe Hottendorf (Altmarkkreis Salzwedel) ihren regulären Betrieb aufgenommen.  weiterlesen >>>


Seit Jahren Terror im Nordkaukasus

(14.10.2005)

9. Mai 2002: Bei den Feiern zum "Tag des Sieges" explodiert in Kaspijsk (Dagestan) eine Mine. Unter den 45 Toten sind viele Kinder. weiterlesen >>>


More U.S. Troops Die in Iraq Bombings Even as Armoring Improves

(14.10.2005)

Roadside bombs are killing more American troops in Iraq, as the frequency and sophistication of insurgent attacks may be outstripping U.S. efforts to increase protection for soldiers. So-called improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, killed 302 U.S. troops between Jan. 1 and Oct. 7, compared with 165 in the same period in 2004, according to Iraq Coalition Casualty Count, an Internet site with statistics based on official U.S. casualty reports. The number of U.S. armored vehicles in Iraq rose during that period to almost 39,600 from 16,548, according to the Army. weiterlesen >>>


SOMALIA: Terrorist militia leader calls for Islamic rule

(14.10.2005)

An influential religious leader and alleged al-Qaida collaborator vowed in an interview Wednesday to establish an Islamic state in Somalia, a lawless Horn of Africa nation the United States fears could grow into a major base for Islamic terrorists. In September, U.N. experts monitoring an arms embargo on Somalia reported that Islamic hard-liners, including Aweys, were importing high explosives, mines, hand and rifle-fired grenades, anti-tank weapons and ammunition and anti-aircraft guns and ammunition. weiterlesen >>>


Iraq blast leaves lasting wounds. Wisconsin Guard member had a traumatic brain injury in 2003

(14.10.2005)

Sgt. Troy Tuschel sits in a chair, facing a window. The sky is blue. It's a nice day. He feels relaxed. He is fishing a notebook from his desert fatigues when the window shatters inward and, in a roar, the room blasts apart. The insurgency's weapons of choice in Iraq are explosives; the war's signature wound is traumatic brain injury. Land mines, improvised bombs and rocket-propelled grenades permit combatants to avoid contact with a well-armed, well-trained foe. And they are morbidly effective, tearing apart arms and legs unprotected by body armor. weiterlesen >>>


Charlie Company fights an invisible enemy. US troops meet friendly villagers, but struggle to get help in routing insurgents (Afghanistan)

(14.10.2005)

For the past three days, the men of the 82nd Airborne's Charlie Company have been chasing ghosts. Every time they fly into a valley in Chinook helicopters, the Taliban flee at the thumping sound of the rotors. But in one village, the men find two powerful antitank mines, the sort that recently killed four American soldiers in a fully armored Humvee near Deh Chopan. weiterlesen >>>