Tag Archives | UXO

Video: Majnoon – from Battlefield to Oilfield

One of the largest oilfields in the world is back in operation after an unorthodox upgrade. The boost in oil production from the Majnoon field in southern Iraq is expected to contribute significantly to meeting global energy demand. It could also help regenerate a country ravaged by war. But redeveloping what was once a raging […]

US Hosts Humanitarian Demining Roundtable

The U.S. Embassy has hosted a roundtable discussion with Iraqi and international partner Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) on humanitarian demining activities in Iraq. Iraq is one of the most heavily mined countries in the world, and the U.S. Government has provided more than $250 million to support demining projects in Iraq since 2003. Participants noted significant […]

Weekly Security Update for 24th May 2012

Levels of violence rose significantly in Iraq last week. At least 50 people were killed and 149 injured in nationwide incidents. This is almost double the number of fatalities recorded the previous week. A total of 48 bomb attacks left 21 people dead and 138 injured. This is twice the number of bombings reported the […]

IRAQ: Mine-free 2018 target will be Missed

Iraq is drawing detailed maps of areas contaminated by landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO), but is unlikely to clear these areas by a 2018 deadline, says a government official. “Lack of detailed maps for landmines was one of the major problems and it delayed our mine-clearance efforts because the previous regime planted them randomly,” Deputy […]

Subsea Team Secures Crucial Pipelines

Subsea excavation specialists Marin Group recently played a key role in clearing unexploded ordnance from the route of three new pipelines crucial to Iraq’s future oil exports, according to an article in Maritime Journal. Operating company Marin Subsea Ltd was contracted by UK based Maritime and Underwater Security Consultants (MUSC), which had been awarded overall […]

Weekly Security Update for 19th October 2011

At least 76 people were killed and 184 injured in nationwide attacks in Iraq last week. This is a rise from the previous week and largely attributable to a series of attacks in Baghdad. A series of bombing and suicide attacks targeting the police in the capital left numerous people dead on 12 October. The […]

Weekly Security Update for 23rd June 2011

Overall, levels of violence fell in Iraq over the past week, but the rate of weekly incidents has continued to fluctuate in recent months and the improvement is likely to be temporary. There have been three recent suicide attacks, targeting provincial government buildings and the police. Two of these attacks have taken place in the […]

Weekly Security Update for 11th May 2011

Overview Levels of violence rose in Iraq over the past week, mainly in the centre of the country, throughout the capital, in the east of Anbar province and the west of Diyala province. Other hotspots included Mosul, Kirkuk, Diwaniyah, Hillah and even Karbala and Basrah. Kurdistan remained largely quiet, although the risk of unexploded ordnance […]