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Reuters | June 22, 2011

Makeshift ‘museums’ displaying a large range of munitions and attracting hundreds of curious visitors every day are a disaster waiting to happen.

The one pictured left, on Tripoli Street in downtown Misrata, is amongst the largest, intended as a reminder of what happened here at the site of intense fighting between the rebels and Muammar Gaddafi’s forces. (more…)

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AlertNet

16 May, 2011

CAIRO, 16 May 2011 (IRIN) – There is so much ammunition and unexploded ordnance (UXO) scattered across eastern Libya that local people will face a serious threat when they return home. However, it is difficult to determine the exact quantities because of ongoing fighting, experts say. (more…)

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By AFP

BEIRUT — A Syrian construction worker was killed and another injured on Saturday when a bomb likely left over from Lebanon’s 1975-1990 civil war exploded, an army spokesman told AFP. (more…)

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By Anbarasan Ethirajan
BBC News, Colombo

At least two children have been killed and seven others injured in an explosion in the northern Jaffna peninsula, police officials say. (more…)

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By PATRICK QUINN – 18 hours ago

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqi government’s failure to grasp the scope of its land mine and bomb problem has derailed efforts to clear what is considered one of the world’s most contaminated countries, two United Nations agencies said Wednesday. (more…)

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