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Laos: Streubombe tötet einen Jungen

(29.08.2013)

Ein 13-Jähriger wurde von dem Blindgänger einer Streubombe getötet und fünf weitere Jungen verletzt, als sie versuchten die Munition mit einem Messer zu öffnen. Die Munition stammt aus dem Vietnamkrieg. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Anti-Landminen-Kampagne fordert von der US-Regierung, auf den Einsatz von Streubomben in Syrien zu verzichten

(29.08.2013)

Die US-Kampagne für das Verbot von Landminen fordert einen Verzicht, Streubomben einzusetzen, da die humanitären Folgen dieser wahllos tötenden Waffen den militärischen Nutzen übersteigen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Jemen: Minenräumung schreitet voran

(27.08.2013)

In Jemen erklären sich fünf Gouvernements und die Stadt Sana'a frei von Landminen. Seit 1999 wurden in Jemen fast 4000 Menschen, darunter 504 Kinder, durch Landminen getötet. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Kambodscha: Zahl der Minenopfer sinkt um 36 Prozent

(27.08.2013)

Im Vergleich zu 2012 ist die Zahl der Landminenopfer 2013 von 115 Opfern auf 74 gefallen. Landminen stellen weiterhin ein großes Problem dar. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


(27.08.2013)


Fotoausstellung: Gile Duley portraitiert Landminenüberlebender aus Afghanistan

(26.08.2013)

Der Fotograf Giles Duley, selbst Überlebender einer Landminenexplosion, portraitiert Landminenüberlebende aus Afghanistan. Die Ausstellung ist im House of Commons in London/UK vom 02.-06. September 2013 zu sehen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Landminen- und Streubombenüberlebende erheben ihre Stimme für ihre Rechte

(26.08.2013)

Überlebende von Landminen- und Streubombenexplosionen spielen eine entscheidende Rolle bei der Durchsetzung ihrer Rechte und der vollständigen Umstetzung des Landminen- und Streubombenverbots. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Südsudan: Zwei Frauen durch Landmine verletzt

(24.08.2013)

In Bor verletzten sich zwei Frauen durch eine Landminenexplosion. Zum Glück nur leicht. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Uzbek Official Says Mines Cleared From Tajik Border (Uzbekistan - Tajikistan)

(24.10.2005)

Uzbekistan's deputy chief of border guards said today his country had removed land mines from about one-fifth of its border with Tajikistan. weiterlesen >>>


Land Mine Clearing in Guatemala To Continue Despite Hurricane Damage. OAS says areas scheduled to be cleared in 2005 not affected by hurricane

(24.10.2005)

The clearance of land mines in Guatemala will continue as planned, despite the damages caused by Hurricane Stan, which struck the country and other parts of Central America in early October. weiterlesen >>>


CRPF killed 55 militants, lost 12 personnel during one year

(24.10.2005)

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), which recently replaced the Border Security Force (BSF) from the Srinagar city, killed 55 militants in Jammu and Kashmir during the past one year, but also lost its 12 personnel while fighting ultras. A CRPF spokesman said 59 AK rifles, 16 pistols, one pika gun, two rocket launchers, two rocket missile, 14 IED mines, 169 magazines, 4247 ammunition, 16 detonators, 165 grenades, 186.5 kg of explosive material and eight wirless sets were seized during the past one year. weiterlesen >>>


Citing Instability, Annan Calls for Six-Month Extension of UN Mission in Western Sahara (Morocco)

(24.10.2005)

Instability continues in the Western Sahara stemming from the political impasse between the Moroccan Government and the Frente POLISARIO independence movement. On the positive side, Secretary-General Kofi Annan notes progress on the removal of unexploded mines, and the release of 404 prisoners of war after 20 years of incarceration by the POLISARIO.  weiterlesen >>>


UPDATE: Daghestan local acquitted of terrorism, sentenced for making explosives

(24.10.2005)

Prosecutors accused Khanali Umakhanov of involvement in a blast attack in the Daghestani town of Kaspiisk in May 2002 when more than 40 servicemen and civilians, including children, were killed and dozens wounded. On Thursday morning, the jury cleared Umakhanov of terrorism and murder charges but found him guilty of purchasing and then handing over to terrorists a remote to a mine that went off in Kaspiisk. weiterlesen >>>


thiopien und Eritrea erneut am Abgrund. UNO denkt über Abzug aus demilitarisierter Zone nach

(24.10.2005)

Am 1. Oktober waren sechs Zivilisten teilweise schwer verletzt worden als ihr Bus in der TSZ auf eine Frisch verlegte Antipanzermine auffuhr. Sie wurden von einem UNMEE-Hubschrauber ausgeflogen. Zwei ebenfalls schwer verletzte kenianische UNMEE-Soldaten hatten dieses Glück im Unglück am 17.10. nicht mehr, da inzwischen die Regierung Eritreas den Hubschraubern der UNMEE jegliches überfliegen ihres Territoriums untersagt hatte. weiterlesen >>>


ANNAN FORDERT HILFE. Erdbeben-Katastrophe schlimmer als Tsunami (Kashmir)

(24.10.2005)

Das Erdbeben könnte tausende Landminen an der Grenze zwischen Indien und Pakistan verschoben haben, wie ein Mitarbeiter der Organisation "Global Green Peace" sagte, die seit Jahren für ein minenfreies Kaschmir kämpft. Die Militärkarten, auf denen die Lage der Minen bisher vermerkt war, seien damit nutzlos geworden. Das Leben von Dorfbewohnern an der Grenzlinie zwischen dem pakistanischen und dem indischen Teil von Kaschmir sei in Gefahr. weiterlesen >>>


Pressure-triggered bombs worry U.S. forces (IRAQ)

(24.10.2005)

A bomb was detonated by a pressure switch that activates when a vehicle drives over, injuring four soldiers on Oct. 14. The incident means that U.S. forces here, who have improved their ability to spot remotely triggered bombs, now have a different type of weapon to worry about.  weiterlesen >>>


Militants sharing bomb expertise (IRAQ)

(24.10.2005)

Roadside bombs are growing more powerful and sophisticated because insurgents throughout Iraq have grown adept at sharing information and using expert trainers. The number of improvised explosive devices detonated or discovered has steadily increased to more than 1,000 last month from fewer than 600 in September 2004, according to the multinational forces command in Iraq.  weiterlesen >>>


Government scours park for unexploded ordnance / National forest in Wyoming was a military target range for 82 years (USA)

(24.10.2005)

In Medicine Bow's Pole Mountain, between Cheyenne and Laramie in southern Wyoming, about two dozen technicians and explosives experts have been crisscrossing the rugged, 8,000-foot-elevation terrain since August. They use handheld metal detectors and a wheeled contraption a technician with headphones pushes along while carrying a backpack of electronics. "It's basically a mine detector," said D.J. Myers, an ordnance and explosives safety specialist with the corps.  weiterlesen >>>


Two deminers killed, six injured in bomb explosion in S. Afghanistan (AFGHANISTAN)

(24.10.2005)

Two demining workers were killed, six others were injured Sunday morning in a bomb explosion in Afghan southern province of Kandahar, the manager of the demining organization said.  weiterlesen >>>


20 insurgents killed near Iraq's border with Syria (IRAQ)

(24.10.2005)

Multinational forces also discovered 10 weapons caches and arrested 16 suspected insurgents during two operations in northern Iraq on Monday and Tuesday. The caches held assault and sniper rifles, several kinds of fuses, 80 pounds (36 kilograms) of TNT, PE-4 explosives, landmines, fragmentation grenades, 100-kg (220-pound) fragmentation bombs, blasting caps and various projectiles.  weiterlesen >>>


State receives anti-mines gear to be used in south Sudan (SUDAN)

(24.10.2005)

The Government yesterday received equipment for detecting landmines to be used in southern Sudan.  weiterlesen >>>


2 guerrillas killed in mid-western Nepal (NEPAL)

(24.10.2005)

In mid-western Nepal, the security forces have confiscated a rifle, a pistol, ammunition for various firearms, socket bombs, home-made weapons, grenades, equipment used in setting up landmines, two generators, one computer, logistic goods and different food items from the clash site, Defense Ministry confirmed.  weiterlesen >>>


"Landmines may cause further casualties near LoC: experts" (INDIA)

(24.10.2005)

Experts engaged in rescue and relief operation in the devastating earthquake hit areas feared further casualties due to landmines, if immediate measures were not taken before allowing national and international rescuers to travel the areas close to the line of control (LoC). weiterlesen >>>


Six Russian soldiers killed in Chechnya (CHECHYNA)

(24.10.2005)

In another incident, a military truck hit a landmine near the village of Kurtchaloi near the south of the republic.  weiterlesen >>>


Radio journalist dies in Afghan blast (AFGHANISTAN)

(24.10.2005)

At least one person was killed and three others injured in a landmine explosion on Saturday [22 October] in the southeastern province of Khost.  weiterlesen >>>


Arms caches found in Azerbaijan's second largest city (AZERBAIJAN)

(24.10.2005)

A large number of weapons and munitions hidden in various caches have been found over the last few days as a result of investigative measures carried out in Ganca (Azerbaijan) on the basis of phone calls received by the Ganca City Police Department.  weiterlesen >>>


Arms caches discovered and destroyed in Chechnya, Dagestan (CHECHNYA/RUSSIA)

(24.10.2005)

In a ditch between the Chechen villages of Mesker-Yurt and Dzhalka, not far from the federal road Baku-Rostov-na-Donu, Chechen policemen found a cache containing seven improvised explosive devices and three shoulder-fired antitank grenade launchers, two hand grenades, a Makarov pistol and 160 rounds of ammunition for automatic weapons.  weiterlesen >>>


Vehicle Fire, Roadside Bomb Claim Soldiers' Lives (IRAQ)

(24.10.2005)

On Oct. 19, three Task Force Liberty soldiers were killed and another was wounded when their combat patrol struck a roadside bomb near Balad. In other news from Iraq, Task Force Baghdad soldiers found and destroyed terrorists' bombs and weapons caches during combat operations Oct. 19 in and around various Baghdad districts.  weiterlesen >>>


NEW DOD RULE COULD HELP PRIORITIZE CLEANUPS OF MUNITIONS SITES (USA)

(24.10.2005)

The Defense Department Oct. 5 issued a long-awaited rule setting methods for prioritizing cleanup work at thousands of military ordnance sites.  weiterlesen >>>


Mozambique blows up thousands of civil war guns

(21.10.2005)

Mozambique blew up thousands of guns and landmines on Wednesday in the biggest single act of destruction of arms in an 11-year-old programme to rid the region of its civil war-era weapons. weiterlesen >>>


Quake may have shifted landmines (Kashmir)

(21.10.2005)

THE devastating October 8 earthquake may have shifted thousands of landmines planted by Indian and Pakistani troops along their disputed Kashmir border, a group warned Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


2 Islamic Militants Killed in Dagestan

(21.10.2005)

Large-scale combat operations have ended as federal forces -- and increasingly the Kremlin-backed Chechen administration's security services -- have established fragile control over most of the region. Yet rebels continue to ambush police and security forces and keep up a steady stream of land mine explosions.  weiterlesen >>>


Prototype sonic gas analyzer developed

(21.10.2005)

Pennsylvania State University researchers say they've developed a prototype sonic gas analyzer that tracks gas concentrations based on changes in pitch. The researchers say their new system also could be adapted for tracking toxic or flammable gases in mines, sewers or landfills, for hydrogen detectors in battery compartments of boats and electric cars, or in industries in which gases are consumed as feedstocks. weiterlesen >>>


Sweden Establishes Priority in Co-operation (Sweden - Angola)

(21.10.2005)

Public works, mines and transports are the priority areas where the Swedish government intends to co-operate with Angola, announced Tuesday, here, the Swedish ambassador accredited in the country, Anderson Hegelberg.  weiterlesen >>>


Angola: Demining executive commission set

(21.10.2005)

An Executive Commission tasked with securing the inspection, clearing and control of quality of populations relocation areas and with mapping out and destroy landmines was set up on Thursday in Luanda by Angolan Government.  weiterlesen >>>


A SOLDIER'S JOURNAL RYAN MALTBA: CLOVER TO AFGHANISTAN. Pain: Deaths far and near, and nonstop work, too

(21.10.2005)

There is always the strong threat of attack by the ACM (anti-coalition militia), land mines and IEDs (improvised explosive devices).This very road that we are working on has a bit of history. It was attempted by the Russians during their occupation and failed. It was again attempted by the British and again failed. Now it's our turn and we will not fail. weiterlesen >>>


Soldier Killed; Iraq Operations Net Weapons, Suspects

(21.10.2005)

In other news from Iraq, U.S. soldiers from Task Force Liberty followed a civilian tip to a cache of 85 anti-tank mines near Hamrin, in Diyala province. A local citizen was digging in the area when he uncovered the munitions and immediately reported it to coalition forces. The anti-tank mines discovered are of the same type recently used in IED attacks. Task Force Liberty explosive ordnance personnel removed the munitions for future disposal.  weiterlesen >>>


Voluntary repatriation of Angolans accelerates as new corridor opens up in the north

(21.10.2005)

A convoy carrying 211 returning refugees arrived in Angola on Wednesday along a newly de-mined road from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), marking a new milestone in the UN refugee agency's voluntary repatriation programme for Angolans who fled that country's 27 years of civil war.  weiterlesen >>>


Ugly politics rerun in Bihar (INDIA)

(21.10.2005)

An RJD minister in the Manmohan Singh Cabinet got his brother and RJD candidate from Jamui, Mr Vijay Prakash, released from police lock-up moments after he was caught intimidating voters of his constituency on polling day yesterday. Police said they had seized an unlicensed rifle, a number of bullets, land-mine device, about Rs 6.75 lakh in cash besides three cartons of foreign liquor. weiterlesen >>>


Innenminister Klaus Jeziorsky (CDU) beim Munitionsbergungsdienst des Landes in der Colbitz-Letzlinger Heide. 80 Prozent der Heide munitionsfrei

(21.10.2005)

Vernichtet werden die Grananten und Minen sowohl in offener Sprengung als auch in der modernen Anlage in Hottendorf, die speziell zu diesem Zweck entwickelt wurde und seit drei Jahren erfolgreich arbeitet. 2008, davon geht man mittlerweile aus, könnte die Heide munitionsfrei sein. Die Vernichtung der Fundmunition dauert noch zehn Jahre länger.  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 >>>