land mine

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Synonyms for land mine

an explosive mine hidden underground

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Anti-personnel landmines are prohibited under the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction, also known as "Mine Ban Convention", adopted in 1997.
The eighth EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Cooperation Committee (PCC), which met on October 26-27 in Strasbourg, welcomed the fact that the European Commission and Kiev had concluded the terms of reference for a euro 6 million scheme to destroy dangerous stockpiles of anti-personnel landmines.
Unexploded anti-personnel landmines litter the border between Croatia and what was once Yugoslavia.
Last year, the total number of civilian and military landmine victims in Colombia reached 1,041, according to statistics of the Anti-Personnel Landmine Observatory, a governmental entity whose mission includes locating and deactivating the explosives, educating the vulnerable population, and providing care and rehabilitation for the victims.
It contains information for every country on anti-personnel landmine use, production, stockpiling, trade, humanitarian mine clearance, mine risk education and mine survivor assistance.
The first person I saw wounded in Borneo had had his hand blown off by an anti-personnel landmine," he says.
Textron Systems and ATK have been busy with a joint venture aimed at developing a hand-emplaced, tactical munition system for the US Army--a key element that will feature strongly in the Army's Anti-Personnel Landmine Alternatives (APL-A) initiative.
The 50-year-old has directed an event called Explosive Dance which will take place at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday in aid of the British Red Cross Anti-Personnel Landmine Campaign.
It is a sad day when Canada's federal politicians and the Regular Army's officer corps jointly decide to deny Canadian soldiers the protection offered by such a basic defensive weapon as the anti-personnel landmine.
In April 2001, NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) expanded its anti-personnel landmine destruction trust fund to include small arms and light weapons, encouraging PfP countries to commit to destruction of surpluses and NATO member countries to financially support these efforts.
BRITAIN destroyed its last anti-personnel landmine yesterday three years ahead of schedule.
pledged to fight the use of anti-personnel landmine, which claimed the lives
And, when detonated or exploded, produces an effect similar to a traditional anti-personnel landmine.
No British soldier will ever again lay an anti-personnel landmine.
The Commission itself has made a political commitment to continue playing a major role in efforts to end the anti-personnel landmine problem: it has stated that between 2000-2006, EU mine action should continue at least at the same level of funding as in the past (over Euro 180 million), saying in its summary report that it recognises not only the devastating impact of landmines on families and communities, but also the "serious obstacle to the implementation of Community policies in the areas of economic and social rehabilitation and reconstruction, development co-operation, and return of refugees and displaced persons".