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Mosul International Airport Returns to Civilian Control

170 mines were cleared; this included explosive hazards, improvised explosive devices (IEDs)


An 18-month de-mining project was completed at Mosul International Airport in the Nineveh Provincial Government  funded by the U.S. government. The turnover ceremony on November 5th announced de-mining teams from Janus, TetraTech and a local Iraqi partner, Al Fahad completed the project in October, having commenced on April 2018. 

170 mines were cleared; this included explosive hazards, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and related materials. Several tonnes of rubble were also removed, allowing for the airport to become operational once again. The U.S. has invested $498 million since 2003 for the removal of landmines, IEDs in order to aid the rehabilitation of a country ravaged by conflict.

 Critical infrastructure is being restored and will allow for the delivery of basic materials and services, and the return of displaced citizens to their respective communities. Over 108,500 explosive hazards have been removed since 2016.


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