A legacy of war – U.N. clears thousands of explosives in Iraq

FILE PHOTO: A woman walks next to damaged shops in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Khalid al-Mousily/File Photo

GENEVA (Reuters) – The United Nations cleared almost 17,000 bombs, suicide belts and other explosive hazards in Iraq last year and the dangerous work of sifting through the debris of war – 7.6 million tonnes in Mosul alone – will take many years, U.N. experts said on Thursday. There are 100,000 damaged buildings in the […]

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