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Kuwait: 39,269 mines removed since Iraq invasion

The Kuwaiti Minister of Oil, Electricity and Water Khalid Al-Fadhil said as many as 39,269 mines have been discovered and removed from oil sites since the Iraqi invasion in 1990.

In response to a question by MP, Rakan Al-Nisf, Al-Fadhil explained that in November 2016 Singapore's Explomo Technical Services Company won a contract to clear Kuwaiti oil sites from mines and unexploded ordnance, adding that the company has completed nearly 32 per cent of its work.

The Kuwaiti minister added that the Kuwait Oil Company regularly surveys its oil sites looking for foreign objects; including mines, ammunition and explosives to ensure the safety of its personnel and equipment.

He added that there have been no explosions in the Kuwaiti oil sites since the Iraqi invasion.

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