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land mine:

see minemine,
in warfare, term formerly applied to a system of tunnels dug under an army fortification and ending in a chamber where either explosives were placed to be detonated at a chosen moment or the supports were burned, causing the mine and the wall above it to collapse.
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, in warfare.

land mine

[′lan ‚mīn]
(ordnance)
A container filled with high explosives or chemicals, placed on the ground or lightly covered, and fitted with a fuse or a firing device or both.
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Since July 2016, the UN Mine Action Service supported humanitarian clearance of 28 historical National Guard minefields in the north of Cyprus.
Adalah Attorney Muna Haddad and Al-Marsad Attorney Karama Abu Saleh wrote in their letter that the military outposts and minefields present a direct danger to Majdal Shams residents.
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NNA - In a press release by the British Embassy in Beirut, it said "British Ambassador to Lebanon Tom Fletcher visited a minefield marking and de-mining operation of the Mines Advisory Group (MAG) Lebanon in the village of Deir Dourit in the Chouf region, in the framework of UK's support of the Mines Advisory Group in Lebanon to update the National Landmine and UXO Contamination Survey for Lebanon, in partnership with the LAF, along with a programme of minefield marking and mine risk awareness training.
Landmine accidents occur when people inadvertently wander into a minefield or are forced to take the risk of travelling through a minefield in order to collect water, fetch firewood or grow food for their families," reads the charity's website.
In a first test, the jet has taken several images of a minefield near Mergasor town, northeast of Erbil.
It has also engulfed the minefields and fence line where it was impossible for us to enter as there was a blast in the mines," Khan said.
Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Lisa Buttenheim, head of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), called on the two communities in Cyprus to open the minefields to clearance activities.
Originally, many of the minefields were laid rapidly under the imminent enemy threat of invasion and, although records were kept as carefully as possible at the time, they had remained imperfect.
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