Environmental Damages from Minefields

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Vol: 11, Issue: 2

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Misak, Raafat; Omar, S.
Environmental Damage; Minefields; Journal; ERW; Mine Action; CISR; Kuwait; Desert Storm; Defense and Security Studies; Emergency and Disaster Management; Other Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration; Peace and Conflict Studies; Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration; Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Desert Storm brought Iraqi Forces to Kuwait and, with them, mines. Aerial diagrams illustrate the areas of Kuwait still littered with landmines. Landmines are causing significant short- and long-term damage to the environment, resulting in soil erosion, destruction of vegetation and topsoil, and negatively impacting wildlife.