Reference : V-P-AF-E-00966
Date : 21/10/2007
Country/Region : AFGHANISTAN
Caption : Baghram airbase, 60 km north of Kabul. ICRC cars.
Photographer : KOKIC, Marko
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : The airbase is contaminated by several generations of mines and other explosive devices. The Soviet occupation, the Taliban era and finally the US-led air strikes in 2001 have saturated this strategic military facility and the surrounding land
Abdul Wali Karimi of Afghan Technical Consultants (ATC) explains, it has taken 10 months to clear less than two square kilometers of land. Amost 9,000 anti-personnel mines and saome 2,500 other explosive devices such as mortars and projectiles were unearthed during this time, and many more remain in the round. Nato-led Internationla Security and Assistance Force (ISAF) is helping to fund ATC. Left to right Major Mick Wilson - ISAF Mine Action Claudia McGoldrick ICRC Communications Officer, Zamanuddin Noori ICRC Mine Action Programme Manager Kabul, Abdul Mali Karimi.

Original material : digital
Resolution : 4992x3328
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour