18 Dec. 2008
PR# 2008-717

Afghan and ISAF engineers clear deadly ordnance

KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and ISAF engineers will be collecting and disposing of legacy ordnance and explosives from the Garmsir and Musa Qala districts over the next four weeks.

Locals have been asked to report explosive devices or old ordnance to a member of the ANSF; ISAF or Afghan engineers will then destroy such ordnance in a controlled manner.

This is the largest joint operation of its type to be conducted in Helmand and further evidence of the positive work being done by the ANSF and ISAF. Unexploded warheads and legacy mines regularly cause significant injuries to civilians, particularly to children.

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