Afghan deminers clearing the sheer peaks over Bagram Base

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  • Afghan deminers clearing the sheer peaks over Bagram Base
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    Afghan deminers clearing the sheer peaks over Bagram Base
    03/19/2015
    Amador Guallar/SIPA
    A member of the Afghan demining Team 23, a manual demining team that disarms war mines and unexploded remnants of war, working on the edge of an over 3,000 meter high cliff overlooking Bagram base, the largest U.S. military base in Afghanistan. Thursday 19th of March, 2014, near Ofyun Charif Village, Charikar District, Parwan province, Afghanistan. Credit: Amador Guallar/SIPA Press/GUALLARAMADOR_120520/Credit:Amador Guallar/SIPA/1503261213

  • Afghan deminers clearing the sheer peaks over Bagram Base
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    Afghan deminers clearing the sheer peaks over Bagram Base
    03/19/2015
    Amador Guallar/SIPA
    A white and red banner painted on a stone at Charikar mountains marks out the area still planted with dangerous anti-personal mines and unexploded remnants of war step beyond this sign and you must certainly will step on a mine and die before we can get you to the nearest hospital,” said the Mine Operations Supervisor, Abdul Hadi. So far, the United Nations-led demining operations in the area have resulted in the injuries or death of at least 23 mine clearing operators. Thursday 19th of...

  • Afghan deminers clearing the sheer peaks over Bagram Base
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    Afghan deminers clearing the sheer peaks over Bagram Base
    03/19/2015
    Amador Guallar/SIPA
    One of the thousands of anti-personal mines that are scattered around the Charikar mountains. This one was uncovered by experienced Afghan Mine Clearing Operator Mohammad Meralludinh, who explains that s an Iranian-made anti-personal mine planted in the area by Taliban fighters.” Thursday 19th of March, 2014, near Ofyu Charif Village, Charikar District, Parwan province, Afghanistan. Credit: Amador Guallar/SIPA Press/GUALLARAMADOR_120518/Credit:Amador Guallar/SIPA/1503261213

  • Afghan deminers clearing the sheer peaks over Bagram Base
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    Afghan deminers clearing the sheer peaks over Bagram Base
    03/19/2015
    Amador Guallar/SIPA
    Demining Team Leader, Muhammad Sedik, shows the status of the clearing operations on the mountains near Ofyun Charif village where mines and unexploded remnants of war have killed dozens and wounded hundreds since they were laid on the ground by the Russian army in the year 1984, and by the Taliban in 1989 and 1997. Behind him Parwan city and Bagram base, the largest U.S. military base in Afghanistan. Thursday 19th of March, 2014, near Ofyun Charif Village, Charikar District, Parwan province,...

  • Afghan deminers clearing the sheer peaks over Bagram Base
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    Afghan deminers clearing the sheer peaks over Bagram Base
    03/19/2015
    Amador Guallar/SIPA
    An Afghan Mine Clearing Operator marks an area cleared of anti-personal mines and remnants of war. Since the United Nations led demining work started at Charikar s mountains hillsides, over 3,000 meters high, around 23 mine operators have been injured or died while doing their jobs. Mines where planted here both by the Russian army in 1984 and by the Taliban fighters in 1989 and 1997. Thursday 19th of March, 2014, near Ofyu Charif Village, Charikar District, Parwan province, Afghanistan....

  • Afghan deminers clearing the sheer peaks over Bagram Base
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    Afghan deminers clearing the sheer peaks over Bagram Base
    03/19/2015
    Amador Guallar/SIPA
    Two Afghan Mine Clearing Operator use their metal detectors at one of Charikarâ mountains hillsides, over 3,000 meters high, to detect and deactivate anti-personal mines and remnants of war left behind both by the Russian army in 1984 and by the Taliban fighters in 1989 and 1997. According to the team leader, Muhammad Sedik, âthe demining work will go on until at least the year 2025.” Thursday 19th of March, 2014, near Ofyu Charif Village, Charikar District, Parwan province, Afghanistan....

  • Afghan deminers clearing the sheer peaks over Bagram Base
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    Afghan deminers clearing the sheer peaks over Bagram Base
    03/19/2015
    Amador Guallar/SIPA
    An Afghan Mine Clearing Operator working at one of Charikar s mountains hillsides, over 3,000 meters high. Mines where planted here both by the Russian army in 1984 and by the Taliban fighters in 1989 and 1997. According to the team leader, Muhammad Sedik, " the demining work will go on until at least the year 2025.” Thursday 19th of March, 2014, near Ofyu Charif Village, Charikar District, Parwan province, Afghanistan. Credit: Amador Guallar/SIPA Press/GUALLARAMADOR_120514/Credit:Amador...

  • Afghan deminers clearing the sheer peaks over Bagram Base
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    Afghan deminers clearing the sheer peaks over Bagram Base
    03/19/2015
    Amador Guallar/SIPA
    A member of the Afghan demining Team 23, a manual demining team that disarms war mines and unexploded remnants of war, working on the edge of an over 3,000 meter high cliff overlooking Bagram base, the largest U.S. military base in Afghanistan. Thursday 19th of March, 2014, near Ofyun Charif Village, Charikar District, Parwan province, Afghanistan. Credit: Amador Guallar/SIPA Press/GUALLARAMADOR_120513/Credit:Amador Guallar/SIPA/1503261213

  • Afghan deminers clearing the sheer peaks over Bagram Base
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    Afghan deminers clearing the sheer peaks over Bagram Base
    03/19/2015
    Amador Guallar/SIPA
    An Afghan Mine Clearing Operator working at one of Charikar s mountains edgy cliffs over 3,000 meters high, tied to the ground and operating his metal detector in search of anti-personal mines planted there both by the Russian army in 1984 and by the Taliban fighters in 1989 and 1997. The two red flags below, right and left, mark the save path and the mine and remnant of war cleared are. Thursday 19th of March, 2014, near Ofyu Charif Village, Charikar District, Parwan province, Afghanistan....

  • Afghan deminers clearing the sheer peaks over Bagram Base
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    Afghan deminers clearing the sheer peaks over Bagram Base
    03/19/2015
    Amador Guallar/SIPA
    An Afghan Mine Clearing Operator from Team 23 rests on a hillside of the Charikar mountains where at over 3,000 meters high there is still 1,4 million square miles left to clear from mines and unexploded remnants of war, which due to the geography of the terrain have to be manually defuse and handle by the deminers working on the hillsides of Charikar mountains. Since the work started on that area at least 23 deminers have been wounded or died while doing their job. Thursday 19th of March,...

  • Afghan deminers clearing the sheer peaks over Bagram Base
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    Afghan deminers clearing the sheer peaks over Bagram Base
    03/19/2015
    Amador Guallar/SIPA
    After clearing an Iranian-made anti-personal mine experienced Afghan Mine Clearing Operator Mohammad Meralludinh checks the area with a metal detector to find out if there are any other mines around it. " Normally mines are scattered, but sometimes one is put next to another, or below it, to fool the deminers and kill them once they think they have cleared the area,” he explains. Thursday 19th of March, 2014, near Ofyu Charif Village, Charikar District, Parwan province, Afghanistan....

  • Afghan deminers clearing the sheer peaks over Bagram Base
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    Afghan deminers clearing the sheer peaks over Bagram Base
    03/19/2015
    Amador Guallar/SIPA
    An Afghan Halo Trust Mine Clearing Operator working on the edge of a cliff on the Charikar peaks, where at over 3,000 meters high there is still 1,4 million square miles left to clear from mines and unexploded remnants of war, which due to the geography of the terrain have to be manually defuse and handle by the deminers working on the hillsides of Charikar’s mountains. Thursday 19th of March, 2014, near Ofyun Charif Village, Charikar District, Parwan province, Afghanistan. Credit: Amador...

  • Afghan deminers clearing the sheer peaks over Bagram Base
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    Afghan deminers clearing the sheer peaks over Bagram Base
    03/19/2015
    Amador Guallar/SIPA
    An Afghan Mine Clearing Operator with his clearing kid (protective vest and helmet, metal detector, brush, and mine marking tools) rests on a hillside of the Charikar mountains where at over 3,000 meters high there is still 1,4 million square miles left to clear from mines and unexploded remnants of war. So far his team has cleared over 7,000 Anti-Personal Mines, 5,370 Unexploded shells and over 21,741 ammunition rounds left behind by both the Russian Army and the Taliban. Since the work...

  • Afghan deminers clearing the sheer peaks over Bagram Base
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    Afghan deminers clearing the sheer peaks over Bagram Base
    03/19/2015
    Amador Guallar/SIPA
    An Afghan Halo Trust Mine Clearing Operator rests after several hours of non-stop working on the edge of a cliff over 3,000 meters high where he deactivated several anti-personal mines. The area, located in the Charikar mountains, still has at least 1,4 million square miles left to clear from mines and unexploded remnants of war, which due to the geography of the terrain have to be manually defuse and handle by the deminers working on the hillsides. Thursday 19th of March, 2014, near Ofyun...

  • Afghan deminers clearing the sheer peaks over Bagram Base
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    Afghan deminers clearing the sheer peaks over Bagram Base
    03/19/2015
    Amador Guallar/SIPA
    An Afghan Mine Clearing Operator brushes out the dust of an area where an anti-personal mine has been discovered. Since the United Nations led demining work started at Charikar s mountains hillsides, over 3,000 meters high, around 23 mine operators have been injured or died while doing their jobs. Mines where planted here both by the Russian army in 1984 and by the Taliban fighters in 1989 and 1997. Thursday 19th of March, 2014, near Ofyu Charif Village, Charikar District, Parwan province,...

  • Afghan deminers clearing the sheer peaks over Bagram Base
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    Afghan deminers clearing the sheer peaks over Bagram Base
    03/19/2015
    Amador Guallar/SIPA
    An Afghan Mine Clearing Operator working in one of Charikar s mountains hillsides, over 3,000 meters high, to detect and deactivate anti-personal mines and remnants of war left behind both by the Russian army in 1984 and by the Taliban fighters in 1989 and 1997. According to the team leader, Muhammad Sedik, " the demining work will go on until at least the year 2025.” Thursday 19th of March, 2014, near Ofyu Charif Village, Charikar District, Parwan province, Afghanistan. Credit: Amador...

  • Afghan deminers clearing the sheer peaks over Bagram Base
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    Afghan deminers clearing the sheer peaks over Bagram Base
    03/19/2015
    Amador Guallar/SIPA
    An Afghan Mine Clearing Operator working at one of Charikar s mountains hillsides, over 3,000 meters high, tied to the ground to prevent any falls down the cliff, and operating his metal detector in search of anti-personal mines planted there both by the Russian army in 1984 and by the Taliban fighters in 1989 and 1997. Thursday 19th of March, 2014, near Ofyu Charif Village, Charikar District, Parwan province, Afghanistan. Credit: Amador Guallar/SIPA Press/GUALLARAMADOR_120504/Credit:Amador...

  • Afghan deminers clearing the sheer peaks over Bagram Base
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    Afghan deminers clearing the sheer peaks over Bagram Base
    03/19/2015
    Amador Guallar/SIPA
    Members of the Afghan demining Team 23, a manual demining team that disarms war mines and unexploded remnants of war, working on the edge of an over 3,000 meter high hillside at the Charikar mountains overlooking Bagram base, the largest U.S. military base in Afghanistan. Thursday 19th of March, 2014, near Ofyun Charif Village, Charikar District, Parwan province, Afghanistan. Credit: Amador Guallar/SIPA Press/GUALLARAMADOR_120503/Credit:Amador Guallar/SIPA/1503261213

  • Afghan deminers clearing the sheer peaks over Bagram Base
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    Afghan deminers clearing the sheer peaks over Bagram Base
    03/19/2015
    Amador Guallar/SIPA
    Four Afghan Mine Clearing Operators from Team 23 working together to finish the mine clearing of a small area of the Charikar s mountains, over 3,000 meters high. So far this team has cleared over 7,000 Anti-Personal Mines, 5,370 Unexploded shells and over 21,741 ammunition rounds left behind by both the Russian Army and the Taliban. Thursday 19th of March, 2014, near Ofyun Charif Village, Charikar District, Parwan province, Afghanistan./GUALLARAMADOR_120502/Credit:Amador Guallar/SIPA/1503261213

  • Afghan deminers clearing the sheer peaks over Bagram Base
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    Afghan deminers clearing the sheer peaks over Bagram Base
    03/19/2015
    Amador Guallar/SIPA
    An Afghan Mine Clearing Operator brushes out the dust of an area where an anti-personal mine has been discovered. Since the United Nations led demining work started at Charikar s mountains hillsides, over 3,000 meters high, around 23 mine operators have been injured or died while doing their jobs. Mines where planted here both by the Russian army in 1984 and by the Taliban fighters in 1989 and 1997. Thursday 19th of March, 2014, near Ofyu Charif Village, Charikar District, Parwan province,...