Landmine use ‘highest since 2004’ despite record clearances

More countries deployed anti-personnel mines last year than in any year since 2004, an international survey of landmines has found.

The Landmine Monitor report says use of the weapons increased despite record areas of land being cleared of them.

Four countries which have not signed an international treaty outlawing the devices – Syria, Libya, Burma and Israel – laid new mines this year.

Armed groups in Afghanistan, Colombia, Burma and Pakistan also laid new mines — via

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