Landmines Cleared From Falkland Islands 38 Years After Conflict

Argentina invaded the archipelago, to which it lays claim, in 1982. Britain sent a task force to retake the islands in a brief war which saw more than 600 Argentine and 255 British servicemen killed.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The final landmines on the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic have been cleared, Britain said on Tuesday, November 9th, nearly 40 years after they were laid by Argentine forces when they seized the British territory.

The removal of the mines means the United Kingdom has met its obligations set by the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, Britain’s Foreign Office (FCDO) said, adding that there were now no anti-personnel mines on British soil anywhere in the world.

Argentina invaded the archipelago, to which it claims sovereignty, in 1982. Britain sent a task force to . . .

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