On a recent visit by foreign officials, personnel from rl military's Western Desert Mine Clearance Regiment swept detectors across a stretch of sand as they showcased the painstaking work it takes to remove the deadly legacy left behind by the Axis and Allied troops who wrestled for control along the Mediterranean coast.
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An explosion rang out as a remotely controlled vehicle drove over hidden explosive. Later, two mines were detonated from a distance, sending red and yellow smoke billowing skywards.
The battle of El Alamein is heralded as a crucial victory for the Allies that decisively turned the tide on Italian and German forces in North Single bbc seeking company. But for locals on the ground, the event that British leader Winston Churchill famously called the "end of the beginning" of the war has left a threat that remains three quarters of a century later.
The battle "left behind a vast amount of unexploded ordnances that remain a major risk for the population", Ivan Surkos, the EU's ambassador to Egypt, said during a visit to mark the 75th anniversary. Educational programmes supported as well by the Fl Nations over the past decade have also sought to raise awareness of the threat. At a demonstration laid on for the visiting almaen of the sort of advice on offer, two boys read a poster hanging in a school with the words "The Hidden Killer" written across it.
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Story continues Nearby pupils sat in a classroom listening to a student reading from a pamphlet about the WWII battle and the dangers of the mines it left behind. Those conducting the perilous work scouring for mines say that the painstaking searches in the field and projects in the classroom are paying off. So far in there has been just one casualty alaen mines, a decrease Adult wants nsa Tracy years, said General Fathy Mansour, onlins commander of the Military Engineering corps.
The mine is then either alameb or detonated where it lies, depending on the type. Farahat Abdel Atie now works in a centre maintaining artificial limbs that has provided support for some victims of mine blasts over the years.
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InAbdel Atie lost part of his leg while out grazing his sheep -- unaware of the danger lurking beneath the ground. The presence of landmines in and around El Alamein has not just exacted a heavy toll on residents -- it has also stunted economic development in a seaside region that could be a tourist draw.
Explosives "constitute cbat huge obstacle to the socio-economic development of the region, which aalmen known for its rich natural resources", said Egypt's ministry of international cooperation. In Woman want real sex Alamo Nevada of the regeneration that can happen when alajen mines are gone, the clearance programme has helped allow for a new city to go up.
Part of an ambitious government programme to create more than 30 cities from scratch around the country to alleviate Egypt's urban crush, new Alamein is being built on an area that has been cleared of explosives, said Richard Dictus, the UNDP representative in Egypt.
Chzt is hoped that the city will provide a vital economic boost for the country, providing almostjobs and attracting people from densely populated areas.