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Harvest of Iran-Iraq war weapons fuels insurgency

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posted on Mar, 4 2007 @ 04:31 AM
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Harvest of Iran-Iraq war weapons fuels insurgency


Source Link: newsinfo.inquirer.net

MUNTHERIA BORDER CROSSING, Iraq -- Mud roads crisscross green hills between palm groves. Snowcapped mountains rise in the distance across the Iranian border. Donkeys stroll along footpaths, carrying the region's harvest -- land mines.

Risking their lives, Iraqi shepherds are increasingly venturing into these deadly fields to dig up mines planted during the Iran-Iraq war two decades ago, according to US soldiers, who say insurgents then use the mines to fashion roadside bombs that kill American troops.

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posted on Mar, 4 2007 @ 04:42 AM
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Land mines being harvested and ending up in the hands of the insurgents is perfectly preventable. The coalition should deploy mine clearance teams. This would also help to win over the local population.


That makes far to much of course hence it hasn't happened.



posted on Mar, 4 2007 @ 04:54 AM
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Yes, this could be one of the ways to hit the insurgency in Iraq. It is just like going directly to the source of the weapons. And this is one. I am sure there are a lot more sources but, looking into this should help. Every source of the insurgency weapons must be considered.



 
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