Landmine


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A victim-triggered antipersonnel device buried in a road or field and intended to—when trod upon or run over by a vehicle—explode and kill/maim the enemy
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3(a), (b) and (c) are the input signal, the signal without a landmine and the signal after subtraction.
(AFP) -- Geneva-- The Syrian regime was the only government in the world to lay new landmines this year, campaigners said Thursday as they issued an annual report on the use and effect of the devastating weapons.Mark Hiznay, the editor of the report for the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), said the finding is a significant change from last year, when four governments laid mines, and represents the lowest number since the Ottawa Mine Ban Treaty was signed in 1997.
"Any new use of antipersonnel mines should be strongly condemned by those who care about protecting civilians during and long after armed conflict." Human Rights Watch says that besides Libya last year, others to have used antipersonnel landmines, included Burma, Israel.
Following her death the humanitarian not-for-profit Mineseeker Foundation was launched to help the victims of landmines, backed by patrons such as Nelson Mandela, Sir Richard Branson, Brad Pitt and Lord Attenborough.
Mr Kendrick told the Post that while the UN has said it would take up to 600 years to rid the planet of landmines and cost in the region of $50 billion, this technology, and mobilising a fleet of 25 aircraft, could reduce that timeframe could be reduced to 30 years, and the cost reduced by a factor of ten.
According to Reza, demining agencies plan to clear all landmines in Afghanistan by 2013.
''We judge the wooden box landmines...drifted south after heavy downpours,'' the official was quoted as saying.
The Cambodia-Thailand border in the Dangrek Mountains is littered with landmines and extremely dangerous, he said, and he strongly advised that no one should attempt to pass through there.
"The victims had found a landmine left behind by terrorists in the 1070 Apartments project at the western outskirts of Aleppo city, and they transported the landmine to the third neighbourhood in al-Hamadaniya area where it went off while they were tampering with it, killing two children and injuring five others," said the source.
Cairo: Eight civilians were killed on Saturday in an explosion of a landmine left behind by Islamic State militants in the ancient city of Palmyra, SyriaC[bar]s state news agency reported.
DERA MURAD JAMALI -- Three members of the Levies Force were injured in a landmine blast in Dera Bugti on Tuesday.