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Russia-Linked Landmines Threaten Lives in Libya

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image PMN-2 blast mines recovered from Tripoli, Libya, December 2020.  © 2020 MEE/Daniel Hilton Buried in a new report by the United Nations Panel of Experts on Libya comes disturbing news about recent transfers of internationally banned antipersonnel landmines. The report shows that antipersonnel mines manufactured in Russia were likely brought into Libya in the 2018-2019 despite an arms embargo. Last year, Human Rights Watch reported the use of antipersonnel landmines and booby traps in southern suburbs of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, after Libyan Arab Armed Forces (LAAF),…

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