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Defusing ISIS bombs with bare hands and little else featured BR


Forth a arenaceous apple clue aloof 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Mosul, a Peshmerga aces up barter leads us to a baby house. We drive slowly, and in distinct file. There are hidden dangers all around.In a covered breadth at the house, Captain Chilhan Sadk shows us dozens of ISIS Improvised Atomic Devices — or IEDs — that he and his men accept dug up and defused in contempo days.It is a sobering appearance and acquaint — and it isn t over yet. He brings us a suicide belt beat by an ISIS fighter who was asleep afore he could bang it. Captain Sadk defused this baleful atomic too — and an alike bigger one he produces from the aback of the aces up.It s a argent box he says addition ISIS fighter had agitated in a backpack, abreast and accessible for bang aback he was attempt dead. It would accept been a massive bang had it gone off, arranged with C4 explosives and hundreds of brawl bearings.This is no Hurt Locker All in a day s assignment for Kurdish teams led by men like Captain Sadk. Clearly, it s a alarming job, but it has been decidedly baleful for the Kurds, who accept adored little in the way of high-tech accessories or training. For best actuality it s a learn-on-the-job affair, involving old metal detectors, wire clippers and bald hands. No anatomy armor for abounding — let abandoned bomb auctioning suits. This is not The Hurt Locker movie.It requires a akin of courage incomprehensible to most, but Captain Sadk is sanguine. I do it for humanity, he says. The bodies who bulb such things are alarming for my people, for the apple and so it is my accommodation to advice save lives alike if it costs me my own. On his cellphone he shows us a photograph of a abutting acquaintance and adolescent de-miner asleep aloof canicule ago; one of dozens who ve died accomplishing this job. Open a aperture or alike a refrigerator and it assault up As Kurdish and Iraqi armament bend anytime afterpiece to Mosul, ISIS fighters abatement back. But in their absence, they leave abaft their adeptness to annihilate and maim.Back at the frontline address of the Zeravani Special Forces, Brigadier General Bajat Mzuri tells us aloof how baleful ISIS IEDs and booby-traps can be. He says added of his fighters accept died because of such explosives than on the battlefield itself — and about a third of those IED casualties are the bodies tasked with award and defusing them. They put them on the road, in the houses, he says. We deliver a apple and they are everywhere — bodies appear aback to their homes, accessible a aperture or alike a refrigerator and it assault up. The General adds that admitting afresh requests to the affiliation for bigger accessories to do this best alarming of jobs, adored little has come.Three months to bright aloof one villageOn the alley aback to Erbil, we see dozens of baby trucks burdened with claimed furnishings — association of now absolved villages who alternate briefly to grab whatever they could afore abrogation again. They re not accessible to return, and for acceptable reason. We can t alive there, Mejwal Ahmed Hade tells me. Not alone is there no water, no electricity and accident everywhere, but there are explosives as able-bodied and no one knows where. Just how abounding IEDs and booby-traps are forth the anchorage and in the villages about Mosul is absurd to tell. Brigadier General Mzuri tells us his men accept spent three months aggravating to bright one apple and still aren t finished.Clearing this breadth of chic explosives will booty best — abundant best — than the action for Mosul itself.

Defusing ISIS bombs with bare hands and little else


Forth a arenaceous apple clue aloof 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Mosul, a Peshmerga aces up barter leads us to a baby house. We drive slowly, and in distinct file. There are hidden dangers all around.In a covered breadth at the house, Captain Chilhan Sadk shows us dozens of ISIS Improvised Atomic Devices — or IEDs — that he and his men accept dug up and defused in contempo days.It is a sobering appearance and acquaint — and it isn t over yet. He brings us a suicide belt beat by an ISIS fighter who was asleep afore he could bang it. Captain Sadk defused this baleful atomic too — and an alike bigger one he produces from the aback of the aces up.It s a argent box he says addition ISIS fighter had agitated in a backpack, abreast and accessible for bang aback he was attempt dead. It would accept been a massive bang had it gone off, arranged with C4 explosives and hundreds of brawl bearings.This is no Hurt Locker All in a day s assignment for Kurdish teams led by men like Captain Sadk. Clearly, it s a alarming job, but it has been decidedly baleful for the Kurds, who accept adored little in the way of high-tech accessories or training. For best actuality it s a learn-on-the-job affair, involving old metal detectors, wire clippers and bald hands. No anatomy armor for abounding — let abandoned bomb auctioning suits. This is not The Hurt Locker movie.It requires a akin of courage incomprehensible to most, but Captain Sadk is sanguine. I do it for humanity, he says. The bodies who bulb such things are alarming for my people, for the apple and so it is my accommodation to advice save lives alike if it costs me my own. On his cellphone he shows us a photograph of a abutting acquaintance and adolescent de-miner asleep aloof canicule ago; one of dozens who ve died accomplishing this job. Open a aperture or alike a refrigerator and it assault up As Kurdish and Iraqi armament bend anytime afterpiece to Mosul, ISIS fighters abatement back. But in their absence, they leave abaft their adeptness to annihilate and maim.Back at the frontline address of the Zeravani Special Forces, Brigadier General Bajat Mzuri tells us aloof how baleful ISIS IEDs and booby-traps can be. He says added of his fighters accept died because of such explosives than on the battlefield itself — and about a third of those IED casualties are the bodies tasked with award and defusing them. They put them on the road, in the houses, he says. We deliver a apple and they are everywhere — bodies appear aback to their homes, accessible a aperture or alike a refrigerator and it assault up. The General adds that admitting afresh requests to the affiliation for bigger accessories to do this best alarming of jobs, adored little has come.Three months to bright aloof one villageOn the alley aback to Erbil, we see dozens of baby trucks burdened with claimed furnishings — association of now absolved villages who alternate briefly to grab whatever they could afore abrogation again. They re not accessible to return, and for acceptable reason. We can t alive there, Mejwal Ahmed Hade tells me. Not alone is there no water, no electricity and accident everywhere, but there are explosives as able-bodied and no one knows where. Just how abounding IEDs and booby-traps are forth the anchorage and in the villages about Mosul is absurd to tell. Brigadier General Mzuri tells us his men accept spent three months aggravating to bright one apple and still aren t finished.Clearing this breadth of chic explosives will booty best — abundant best — than the action for Mosul itself.

Yemen cessation of hostilities begins set to last for 72 hours


A 72-hour cessation of hostilities amid opposing armament in Yemen has begun.Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, United Nations appropriate agent for Yemen, appear the breach from angry amid a pro-Yemeni affiliation led by Saudi armament and Houthi rebels afore it started aloof afore midnight Wednesday.According to Ahmed, acceding of the acceding alarm for altruistic workers to accept free and abundantly access so they can accompany food to all genitalia of Yemen. [It] will additional the Yemeni bodies added bloodshed, Ahmed said.The forgotten war pauses, for nowIn aboriginal 2015, Houthi rebels — a boyhood Shia accumulation from the arctic of the country — collection out the US-backed government, led by President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi, and bedeviled the capital, Sanaa. Approximately 10,000 Yemenis accept died while millions are in charge of aid in a battle that has been dubbed the forgotten war, accustomed that it has occurred in the caliginosity of the Syrian conflict. Since then, the Saudi-led coalition, which includes several Arab countries, has launched a aggressive attack in Yemen adjoin the Houthis, who accept the abutment of Iran.In August, accord talks failed, bidding an access in airstrikes over the accomplished two months.This accomplished weekend, US Secretary of State John Kerry alleged for all abandon to move to the negotiating table afterwards adept talks in London.The alliance could be renewedAhmed said the acceding of the 72-hour abeyance are agnate to one that occurred aftermost April. The United Nations, which has attempted to boldness the crisis, said the aperture was larboard accessible for the arrest to be renewed for addition 72 hours. s Joseph Netto, Julia Jones and Radina Gigova contributed to this report.

Voices from Mosul: We want life back to normal


Irbil, Iraq Iraqi-led armament are blame actually adjoin the Iraqi burghal of Mosul, anon to become a street-to-street battlefield in the blood-soaked action adjoin ISIS. But the bodies of Mosul accept abundantly been cut off from the apple aback the active accumulation bedeviled the burghal in June 2014 — adaptable phones are banned and actuality apparent with one can aftereffect in medieval-style punishment.Many are abashed to break as the abhorrent nears the city, but they are appropriately abashed to run, with no bright safe way out.More than 1 actor association still trapped in Mosul. Six of them bravely batten to . Their names accept been afflicted for their safety.Abu Ahmed Aback Abu Ahmed heard of a contempo advance in Mosul, he and his ancestors larboard the city s east, beat to the west, area things feel hardly safer.After abrogation abaft a kiosk that he ran, Ahmed and his wife are disturbing to get by with prices skyrocketing in contempo weeks.Of his four children, it is his babe he is best abashed about — ISIS militants generally burden families in Mosul to ally off their adolescent daughters to fighters. First, I am abashed of ISIS. I accept an 11-year-old babe and I anguish they will booty her, he says. Second, I am abashed of the Peshmerga because they may ask me why I didn t leave ISIS-controlled areas and abscond to Kurdistan. Third, I am abashed because I am Sunni and the Shiite may retaliate adjoin me. Mostafa We aloof appetite activity to go aback to accustomed in Mosul. We appetite our accouchement to go aback to academy and we appetite a activity that apparel us, says 24-year-old Mostafa, who has a bedmate and bristles children. We appetite bodies to go aback to work. Some accept not had a job for two years. But the best important affair for me is to get rid of ISIS and the terrorists. We are aloof attractive for aegis for ourselves and our children. Many families in Mosul accept been unemployed aback ISIS took the city. Several bodies who batten to declared the banking accident and the ache it has brought to ancestors life.Haja Fawzy I aloof appetite to see my accouchement afore I die, says Haja Fawzy, an woman in her 70s.She has two sons in the Iraqi aegis armament who were pushed out aback ISIS took ascendancy of Mosul. She has not apparent them since. Now she lives with her sons wives and children. I am an old woman and I accept illnesses I am abashed afterlife will appear and I absence my children, she said in a flood of tears, clumsy to abide speaking.Falah An ex-policeman, Falah had two choices aback ISIS came — assignment with us or flee. He chose to assignment with ISIS as an agent of their bureaucracy, and says he isn t abashed of the shelling, but his wife and adolescent are actual afraid. I don t appetite ISIS to abide in Mosul, the 40-year-old says, but he is abashed that he may be advised a traitor and confined if he leaves Mosul. He awash his badge gun aback he was abbreviate of money, which he is abashed about. If I am confined they will ask me what accept you done in this time period? And I am so abashed about this. If the government comes aback I will go to bastille and who will affliction for my ancestors and children? Om Emad We are cat-and-mouse for God to save us because we are tired, says Om Emad a mother in her 20s. We are blessed with the liberation operations but we appetite them to appear faster! She says bodies in Mosul are praying for their lives to acknowledgment to normal. We abhorrence the way our lives are now, she says, in a bent voice. We appetite our husbands to acknowledgment to work. We appetite our accouchement to acknowledgment to school. I banned to accelerate my accouchement to academy afterwards ISIS took over because I abhorrence the abolitionist class they accept imposed. ISIS afflicted academy curricula and books to advance their credo on the youngest in Mosul, association say, in what they see as an attack to alter the young. It has been two years aback my son went to school. This agency he has absent two years of his life. Hajja Om Saleh I accept not apparent my sons and some of my grandchildren for two years. I see the pictures of my grandchildren and I see how abundant they accept grown. I adjure to God that he will accord me abundant years of activity to see my grandchildren again, says Hajja Om Saleh, an aged woman. My home is so sad and aphotic after my family. Some of Hajja Om Saleh s grandchildren alive alfresco of Mosul, but they accept been clumsy to visit, and she has been trapped in the burghal aback ISIS came two years ago, clumsy to alike appointment family. We appetite the killing and abolition to stop so that bodies can acknowledgment to their homes and activity can acknowledgment to normal. Journalists Ghanim Qasim Ali and Rzgar Kochar contributed to this address from Iraq. s Angela Dewan wrote from London.

Yemen ceasefire set to last for 72 hours


A 72-hour armistice amid opposing armament in Yemen is set to activate this week.Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen, appear that a breach from angry amid a pro-Yemeni affiliation led by Saudi armament and Houthi rebels would activate aloof afore midnight Wednesday — at 23:59 bounded time. According to Ahmed, the armistice agreement alarm for altruistic workers to accept free and abundantly access so they can accompany food to all genitalia of Yemen. [It] will additional the Yemeni bodies added bloodshed, Ahmed said.The forgotten war pauses…for nowIn aboriginal 2015, Houthi rebels — a boyhood Shia accumulation from the arctic of the country — collection out the US-backed government, led by President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi, and bedeviled the basic of Sanaa. Approximately 10,000 Yemenis accept died while millions are in charge of aid in a battle that s been dubbed the forgotten war accustomed that it s occurred in the caliginosity of the Syrian conflict. Since then, the Saudi-led coalition, which includes several Arab countries, has launched a aggressive attack in Yemen adjoin the Houthis, who accept the abutment of Iran.Back in August, accord talks failed, bidding an access in airstrikes over the accomplished two months.This accomplished weekend, US Secretary of State John Kerry alleged for all abandon to move to the negotiating table afterwards adept talks in London.Ceasefire could be renewedAhmed said the agreement of the armistice are agnate to one that occurred aftermost April. The UN, which has attempted to boldness the crisis, said the aperture was larboard accessible for the armistice to be renewed for addition 72 hours. s Julia Jones and Radina Gigova contributed to this report.

Yemen ceasefire set to last for 72 hours featured BR


A 72-hour armistice amid opposing armament in Yemen is set to activate this week.Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen, appear that a breach from angry amid a pro-Yemeni affiliation led by Saudi armament and Houthi rebels would activate aloof afore midnight Wednesday — at 23:59 bounded time. According to Ahmed, the armistice agreement alarm for altruistic workers to accept free and abundantly access so they can accompany food to all genitalia of Yemen. [It] will additional the Yemeni bodies added bloodshed, Ahmed said.The forgotten war pauses…for nowIn aboriginal 2015, Houthi rebels — a boyhood Shia accumulation from the arctic of the country — collection out the US-backed government, led by President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi, and bedeviled the basic of Sanaa. Approximately 10,000 Yemenis accept died while millions are in charge of aid in a battle that s been dubbed the forgotten war accustomed that it s occurred in the caliginosity of the Syrian conflict. Since then, the Saudi-led coalition, which includes several Arab countries, has launched a aggressive attack in Yemen adjoin the Houthis, who accept the abutment of Iran.Back in August, accord talks failed, bidding an access in airstrikes over the accomplished two months.This accomplished weekend, US Secretary of State John Kerry alleged for all abandon to move to the negotiating table afterwards adept talks in London.Ceasefire could be renewedAhmed said the agreement of the armistice are agnate to one that occurred aftermost April. The UN, which has attempted to boldness the crisis, said the aperture was larboard accessible for the armistice to be renewed for addition 72 hours. s Julia Jones and Radina Gigova contributed to this report.