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Land in Al-Zubair District farmed for the first time since the Gulf War (1990–1991)

In August 2022, NPA conducted clearance of a hazardous area in Safwan village in the Al-Zubair District of Basra Governorate, Iraq.

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Ali (left) with four of his younger siblings at their family’s farm in Safwan, Al-Zubair
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An NPA searcher investigates a signal on the clearance task in Safwan village, Al-Zubair
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Ali shows the tomato crops on their newly accessible farmland

“We are very grateful that the land has finally been cleared, our income is better now that we can use our fields for growing tomatoes and other crops”

- Ali Hussain Hilal

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Ali’s brother Abbas shows the tomatoes that were harvested a few weeks later

NPA thanks the U.S. State Department’s Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement (PM/WRA) for their ongoing support for survey and clearance of cluster munitions and other explosive remnants of war from Safwan and other villages in Basra Governorate.