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Kurdish female deminers clear local area of explosives


 

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(Rudaw) SHARBAZHER, Kurdistan Region - Ten Kurdish female deminers, the first group of its kind in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, have been clearing mines dispersed across the Kurdistan Region’s border areas for seven months, defusing active explosive ordnances that pose a threat to those residing in the area.

Five days a week, the deminers working for the Mine Advisory Group (MAG) work to defuse mines at the Lalomari minefield which is 22,000 square meters, situated in the mountainous areas of Sharbazehr, Sulaimani province, near the Iranian border. The group has been working in the Kurdistan Region since 1992.

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Published: Thursday, May 19, 2022

Last Updated: Thursday, May 19, 2022

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