Bosnian Troops Assist With UXO Removal in Iraq

Case, Spencer J.
April 2006
Engineer;Apr-Jun2006, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p37
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The article reports that the Bosnian troops are removing unexploded explosive ordnance (UXO) in Iraq. The exposure to sunlight moisture and other conditions might change the molecular structure of the explosives which makes their job more hazardous. They transport the UXO cleared by them to the blasting area between two hills were these explosives are detonated.


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