Baghdad - INA
The Mine Affairs Department of the Ministry of Health and Environment identified today, Tuesday, the polluted areas as a result of war operations across all governorates.
Muntaha Khudair, director of the Information and Outreach Department told the Iraqi News Agency (INA): "The issue of mines is one of the big issues because Iraq is one of the countries most affected by the level of mines and war remnants in the central and southern governorates and the improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in the northern regions.
And after the liberation of the northern regions from the control of the terrorist ISIS gangs, great pollution occurred even within the cities, she added, noting that “the southern provinces have been affected since the year 1990 due to the war, which left large areas of pollution, especially on the border strip between Iraq and Iran due to the Between Iraq and Iran due to the presence of minefields.
Khudair pointed out that "Basra province is one of the highest governorates affected by pollution, and that there are national efforts represented by the military engineering of the Ministry of Defense, in coordination with the Mine Action Department, from specialized teams distributed in the various governorates."