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Landmines Account for Large Portion of Casualties in Colombia's Civil War

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Editor's note: The United Nations has declared April 4 as International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action.

BOGOTÁ, Colombia -- As Colombia enters its fifth decade of civil war, landmines are causing what Colombia's top military commander describes as the "greatest damage" to his nation's armed forces, accounting for 50 percent of military casualties. ...

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