correction (official): booby-traps plague north iraq as islamic state targets returning civilians - small metal plate

by:ShunDing     2019-12-10
correction (official): booby-traps plague north iraq as islamic state targets returning civilians  -  small metal plate
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Angus Max van Sheikh Amir, Iraq (Reuters)-
When people returned to their homes in Mosul and other parts of northern Iraq, homemade bombs and explosives placed by insurgents on an industrial scale killed hundreds of victims and hindered efforts to return to normal life.
Booed houses, schools, mosques and streets.
After nine months of fighting, government forces recaptured western Mosul this month, a big problem.
Outside Mosul, in villages and fields extending from the Nineveh Plain to the Kurdish autonomous region, the retreating Islamic State fighters planted large areas of land with improvised bombs and mines as their self
The caliphate was announced to shrink.
"The scale of pollution?
There are several kilometers, several kilometers and several kilometers of long moving devices that are sensitive enough to be detonated by a child, powerful enough to blow up a truck, "said Craig McKinley, operations manager, Norwegian People's Aid anti-organization
Explosion project.
Although mines are usually arranged in rows on the open-air ground, improvised explosive devices in buildings are connected to household appliances such as refrigerators, heaters and televisions, experts say, A switch or open door will explode as soon as it blows.
According to the United Nations Mine Action Service, about 1,700 people have been killed or injured by such explosives since the start of the clearance operation on last October.
Coordinate clean-up activities.
The Islamic State wants to defeat stability efforts aimed at getting people back home, working and learning, rebuilding infrastructure and restoring government rule by fighting civilians.
When the crisis continues, the Islamic State
Its strategy goes far beyond military operations.
Charles Stewart, the agency for the EU mission to Iraq, said he might thrive again.
Sheikh Amir on Erbil Street
The Mosul Road in Kurdish and Iraqi army control lines was abandoned and bombed
One of hundreds of villages in such a state.
On a sultry morning, Haskin Hassim, 37, was repairing his house with his brother and a few friends, stirring the cement and installing the slagblock wall.
He said that in addition to his family, in a village that once had 120 Sunni and Shiite Muslim families, only another family has returned since it was recaptured from the Islamic State in October.
When he came back, his house, nearby buildings and animal fences were all booed --trapped.
"Everyone is connected.
"The bomb is a jerry can," he said . ".
Many other houses were manipulated by improvised explosive devices.
Islamic State has also dug tunnels in and around the village.
A mine Advisory Group (MAG)
He said the team has finished and cleared most of it, but it is still dangerous.
A few weeks ago, a 12-year-
The old boy who had sheep nearby picked up an object from the ground.
Hazim said the explosion blew off the fingers of one of his hands.
"We don't know what's under the rubble," said his 35-year-old brother, Jassan Abbas Hazim, pointing to a house demolished by the United States. S. -
Led coalition airstrikes and Islamic State.
The people said their family lives in the rooms rented by Erbil and Qaraqosh.
"There is nothing here, there is no school, there is no medicine, there is no water --
"It's just a well," Hashem said.
"I hope someone else will come back.
What if they don't?
"Qarqashah in the same area, when selected, two returning families were killed
The ups they were driving triggered a mine.
There is only one Shepherd's family living there today.
McInally of NPA says it's time.
In nearby Kaberli, about 20 families have returned since the NPA team cleaned up schools and houses in February.
Stuart of the EU gave an example of a classroom in Fallujah where, as the children walked towards their table, explosives were hidden under the classroom floor to kill them.
Found it in time.
One big problem, Stuart said, is that civilians hold things in their own hands and try to clean their homes themselves, and children playing on the streets are particularly vulnerable.
NPA office in McKinley Erbil, USAS.
Veterans who cleared the explosion danger in countries from Colombia to Afghanistan showed a series of devices, many of which were made of rusty metal.
The most common is the "pressure plate "--
The two long plates are separated by spacers, one connected to the negative lead and the other connected to the positive lead.
When stepped on, the circuit is closed and the main charge is detonated.
Other devices, so-
Known as a "crush necklace", it's like a miniature pressure plate made of small metal clips or plastic clips.
It's hard to find them with metal detectors, and it's hard to find them visually.
"This is an industrial assembly line.
These are all educated people.
They know about electronic products . "The bomb-
Manufacturers are also learning from the technologies of liquidators and are adapting to them, he said. The anti-
Iraqi and Kurdish authorities, the United Nations and a range of non-governmental organizations and business organizations participated in the bombing.
It goes beyond the site of purification.
The community contact group gave it to me.
Risk awareness courses for hundreds of people.
At Kadiz Abdulajad School in Seymour sur, after three years of Islamic rule, recently reopened, the head teacher, Thekriat Mohammed Hussein, said the children accepted as part of the course
The mine advisory group is training people to be part of the international community
MAG team in charge of handling explosives
Clean up in their own community.
Other organizations are also teaching the locals to be first.
Emergency medical treatment for victims of the explosion.
The liquidators say the government and funds may be holding back efforts, but there is not enough resources.
In 2017, the United Nations Mine Action Service received $16 million of the $0. 112 billion required.
The liberation of Mosul marks the latest stage of this scourge.
Iraq is full of "heritage" explosives returning to Iran.
War in Iraq, war of former leader Saddam Hussein against KurdsS. -
2003 war after invasion.
Islamic State militants are also expected to open up new areas as they return to the Syrian border.
Experts say it may take decades to remove these obstacles.
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