It will take 4 to 5 decades to clean up weapons in Iraq, Syria

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Due to the mines, improvised devices and other unexploded ordnance, in Iraq and Syria, spread across the region, it might take at least 40 to 50 years for the two countries to be cleared of the weapons.

Even in the post-World War II countries in Europe, sometimes unexploded ordnance is found till this day. Hence, the threats and changes of war can never be fully reversed.

Agnes Marcaillou, director of the UN Mine Action Service said that around $170 million to $180 million will be used per year to clean up the areas, and this includes a $50 million per year charge to just make Mosul safe, which is still held by Islamic State extremists. (This means, that for a total of 40 years, the cost can mount to be more than $5 billion).

Read the full article here

Post-War: A state of time after the war when both sides have exhausted countless weapons, lives and fortune. And the product is a broken region without a sense of purpose and the strength to survive.

Islamic State at a new all-time low.

#ISIS #VBEIDs #Iraq #Mosul #Children #Support #war

Children and disabled should be supported, helped, protected and treated with respect.

However, Islamic State jihadists are forcing children and disabled people into explosives-laden trucks (VBIEDs – Vehicle borne improvised explosive devices) and making them drive at Iraqi security forces in Mosul.

These disabled who might not be able to hear or walk, and children are being put in the VBEIDs, and chained to the seat. There mission is to kill as many security forces possible by blowing themselves up. However, more than half of such missions fail since their drivers veer off course and attempt to hide behind structures.

As its fighters are killed off and it loses ground, the IS group has developed new brutal ways to counter-strike, including by steering hobby drones fitted witih grenades and bombs at troops and civilians.

Read the full article here.

12-year-old fails in 2 terrorist attacks, Germany

A 12 year old boy, in the western German city of Ludwigshafen planned and tried to execute two terrorist attacks, this month and one last month. His target was a local Christians market on November 26 and the areas near the city hall on December 5.

However, his backpack with explosives was noticed in the attempt and the passerby’s reported to the police, prompting for further investigation.

The boy has dual nationality, German and Iraqi. He is said to be strongly radicalized and could have been even instigated by the Islamic State. Read the full article here.

He is currently being held at the local youth office and won’t be charged because of his age.