Egypt bat­tles land­mines 75 years af­ter El Alamein

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Fight­ing in the piv­otal WWII bat­tle of El Alamein may have stopped 75 years ago but Egypt is now wag­ing another war against a hid­den en­emy: land­mines. On a re­cent visit by for­eign of­fi­cials, per­son­nel from the 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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