Land mines are a tool of terror that must be stopped


SUMMARY: Land mines are profoundly inhumane. These weapons serve virtually no military purpose. They primarily injure the innocent, especially the young. They kill indiscriminately, long after violent conflicts end. They impede economic development and leave scars for generations to come. They are, in short, a tool of terror. \\\\\\\ *According to the Landmine Monitor, there is landmine infestation in only 60 countries and other areas, while the editorial mistakenly claims that landmines are buried in more than 80 countries. The editorial also asserts that there are about 2,000 landmine casualties a month (estimated at around 24,000 a year). According to the latest Landmine Monitor, in 2017 there were 7,239 landmine and ERW casualties.

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Published: Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 13, 2020

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