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Hundreds die in northern Iraq from land mines and unexploded munitions

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7400.1166 (Published 29 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1166
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    Nearly two months after the capture of Iraq by US and British forces dozens of civilians are still dying every day from mines and unexploded munitions, and the death toll is likely to stay high for years to come, according to the UK based Mines Advisory Group.


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    7 year old Rasha Muhamed Jazem, who lost an eye after a round of Iraqi ammunition exploded

    ELIZABETH DALZIEL/AP

    Sean Hutton, a spokesman for the group, who recently returned from the north of the country, said that hospitals serving the area around …

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