Demining agency clears minefields near Choman

The agency’s demining teams of DE1 and Mechanical in cooperation with Slovenian Enhancing Human Security (ITF), destroyed 22 mines and 20 Unexploded Ordnances (UXO) in the Karizan minefield.
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Mines in Choman (Photo: Kurdistan Regional Government)
Mines in Choman (Photo: Kurdistan Regional Government)

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The Explosive Ordnance Disposal team of Mine Action Agency cleared some minefields in Choman city near the Iraqi-Iranian border on Nov. 9, according to the announcement of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).

The agency’s demining teams of DE1 and Mechanical in cooperation with Slovenian Enhancing Human Security (ITF), destroyed 22 mines and 20 Unexploded ordnances (UXO) in Karizan, a minefield in Mizhdinian village, as well as removing numerous mines in the Nawanda village.

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