The Landmine/Unexploded Ordnance Challenge The activities of ISIS in Iraq have dramatically altered the Conventional Weapons Destruction (CWD) landscape.
As civilians flee large population centers like Mosul, displaced families live in areas where they are not familiar with the local mine and UXO hazards.
The Shohet family fled Iraq in 1970 - crossing the border on foot in the dead of night - during the reign of Saddam Hussein’s Arab nationalist Baath Party. Many were printed in Baghdad, but some were brought from faraway places such as Venice.
soldiers searching for weapons of mass destruction discovered them in the flooded basement of the Mukhabarat, Saddam Hussein’s intelligence service.
The use of mines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) by ISIS has compounded this problem.
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They were in such bad shape - soggy and stuck together, and covered with mold - that they had to be frozen immediately despite the war situation, said Doris Hamburg, who directed the preservation effort. State Department says it has trained Iraqi archivists to make sure the collection is protected in Baghdad. S., though, backed by major Jewish organizations, say the U. government had no right to promise to return the archive.
“They were able, believe it or not, to find a freezer truck in these very difficult circumstances in Baghdad,” she said. S.-Iraqi agreement to bring the items to the United States for restoration, they are scheduled to be shipped back to Iraq after the process is completed this year. Iraq's ambassador offered in an interview with the to delay the return of the artifacts. He argued that Iraqi-Jewish expatriates were never consulted about the agreement, and maintains the items still belong to them.
The war in 1990-1991 and the conflict that began in 2003 scattered significant numbers of additional UXO, particularly in the south of the country.
President Trump signed an executive order Friday designed to “protect the American people from terrorist attacks by foreign nationals” by temporarily suspending the entry of immigrants from several Muslim majority countries –Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Syria, Iran and Iraq.
While the proposal is not finalized, it is already drawing outrage among some Iraqis who have taken the lead in the fight against ISIS, a defeat which the new president has said is also his top foreign policy goal.
According to a draft of the executive order, refugees from conflict-laden Syria will be indefinitely banned, the wider U.
S refugee admissions program will be halted for 120 days, and all visa applications from the countries battling terrorists — Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen — will be paused for 30 days. S citizens with connections to countries not included on the draft prohibited list.