Every year hundreds of Iraqis are killed or maimed by cluster munitions and landmines, due to Iraq’s contamination of millions of explosive remnants of war.
Demolishing marker. An explosive ordnance disposal operator sets out warning flags to cordon off a demolition area. Already two accidents happened in these areas. One was a child on his way to school. He died immediately. The other one was a farmer in need to clearing his land for agriculture.
Saddam Hussein deployed his army in this area when he was invading Kuwait. The American army decided to bomb the area by using cluster bombs. DDG teams have already destroyed more than a thousand BLU 97. The work still going on and it will take many years to come before all the areas are declared safe.