March 29th, 2012
09:59 AM ET

Trying to clear Syrian landmines from Turkey's border

Syrian volunteers are trying to clear landmines that Turkish authorities say the Syrian army began planting along stretches of the border earlier this winter, report Ivan Watson and Yesim Comert who went to see the effort in Altinozu, Turkey.

Amid the olive groves of Turkey just a stone's throw away from the Syrian border, one volunteer has hidden away several Styrofoam boxes.

Their contents are deadly: a dozen unexploded antipersonnel mines. FULL POST

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Filed under: Middle East • Syria • Turkey