Reference : V-P-AF-E-00783
Date : 21/10/2007
Country/Region : AFGHANISTAN
Caption : Near Bagram air base. Demining operation.
Photographer : KOKIC, Marko
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Under the Convention, no new mines may be laid, all stockpiles must be destroyed, and contaminated land has to be cleared. Here an Afghan deminer prods the earth around Baghram airbase in search of mines and other deadly objects from the Soviet war of the 1980s, the civil war in the 1990s, the Taliban era or the US-led air strikes in 2001. At least 10 people from nearby villages have been killed or injured in the past six months. (Many incidents are never reported.)
Original material : digital
Resolution : 4992x3328
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour