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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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Antipersonnel landmines, which are designed to be triggered indiscriminately by the victim, whether an unsuspecting farmer or an enemy or friendly combatant, have no place in the arsenals of modern militaries.
Under the treaty, its stockpiled landmines must be destroyed within the next four years.
To test their theory, researchers put the bacteria in small polymer beads and scattered them across a test field which had real landmines buried in it.
Its belief that the removal of landmines is the responsibility of international forces is extremely erroneous.
The deaths have prompted suspicions that the police are planting landmines unannounced along remote desert tracks that might be used by drug smugglers to move their goods westward across Iran.
He is one of many children in Yemen affected by landmines and unexploded ordinance (UXOs).
The 10th CIO said the team recovered the landmine with 100 electrical meters with detonating cord at 11 o'clock in the morning on Thursday.
In this paper, detection of a landmine using GPR only is a primary focus.
International and national funding for mine clearing activities meanwhile reached an all-time high last year of around $662 million (511 million euros), ICBL said, while noting that funding for helping landmine survivors had fallen sharply to just $30 million in 2011.
Government forces led by the former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi who was captured and slain a year ago after a conflict that brought to an end his 42-year rule, laid thousands of landmines during last year's conflict, drawing from a stockpile that is believed to number in the hundreds of thousands, Human Rights Watch, HRW, said on the 20th anniversary of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), which it co-founded.
For his part, Chairman of the General Society of Israeli Landmine Survivors Dr.
Mike Kendrick, founder of both The Mineseeker Foundation and Mineseeker Operations, said: "Most of the cost of landmine clearance comes in searching for buried landmines.