Green Korea United started to draw a detail map of landmines fields in the rear areas of Korea, with Korea Campaign to Ban Landmines (KCBL) and Japan Campaign to Ban Landmines (JCBL). The survey would be conducted in three stages until this November, with the first one beginning Feb. 20.

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At the first-stage survey, which will last until the end of April, the survey team would first visit two of the 21 locations for two-day sampling tests where GKU claimed last November that the landmines were buried.

GKU claimed in a Nov. 14th news conference that it discovered 21 locations where landmines were buried in the rear areas south of the Han River. The Seoul government has officially denied the existence of any kinds of anti-personal landmines in the rear areas. Citing security reasons, the Defense Ministry has also refused to make public the exact locations and amounts of landmines buried in the rear areas.

The second-stage survey will focus on dozens of former U.S. air force bases in the rear areas where lots of anti-personal landmines are presumed to have been buried.

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Besides the rear areas, the final survey would also target the so-called "civilian passage restriction areas" located between 3 km and 30 km south of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas. The areas are known to have many unconfirmed landmines fields, posing a serious threat to the safety of civilians and soldiers.

A final report is expected to come out early next year and GKU will send it to international civic groups such as ICBL and The U.S. Campaign to Ban Landmines (USCBL) to stir up public opinions from international communities on Korea's landmine issue.

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  1. 2012.01.31 21:23
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    이 항목!
  2. 2012.07.06 12:11
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    동산 나는 후회 더 정말
  3. 2012.09.27 15:31
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    것이라는 3 시간 . 반환에서 이 사이트를 읽을 자


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