- Title: Amid Syria ceasefire, rescuers clear unexploded bombs in Deraa
- Date: 28th July 2017
- Summary: DERAA, SYRIA (JULY 26, 2017) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF MEMBER OF UNEXPLODED ORDNANCE TEAM PUTTING SAND BAGS AROUND BOMB BOMB SURROUNDED BY SANDBAGS BOMB EXPLODING (AUDIO OF EXPLOSION) REMNANTS OF BOMB MEMBER OF UNEXPLODED ORDNANCE TEAM HASAN FASHTAKI HOLDING HIS HELMET AND STANDING (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) MEMBER OF UNEXPLODED ORDNANCE TEAM, HASAN FASHTAKI, SAYING: "After the fierce strike on the liberated neighbourhoods of Deraa, we were told by civilians about the cluster bombs and unexploded ammunitions and bombs in the area. The team came to clean the area of the unexploded ammunitions and cluster bombs. Today is the fourth consecutive day the team has carried out their work in the liberated areas in Deraa in order to have displaced families back." VARIOUS OF MEMBERS OF THE UNEXPLODED ORDNANCE TEAM PREPARING BOMB AND SANDBAGS FOR EXPLOSION BOMB EXPLODING (AUDIO OF EXPLOSION) MEMBERS OF SYRIAN CIVIL DEFENCE TEAM CORDONING OFF AREA MAN SETTING UP DANGER SIGN CLOSE OF DANGER SIGN VARIOUS OF MEMBER OF THE UNEXPLODED ORDNANCE TEAM PREPARING BOMB FOR EXPLOSION CLOSE OF MEMBER OF THE UNEXPLODED ORDNANCE TEAM'S HANDS WORKING ON WIRES MEMBER OF THE UNEXPLODED ORDNANCE TEAM PLACING BOMB AMONG SANDBAGS SMOKE RISING FROM BOMB
- Embargoed: 11th August 2017 15:22
- Keywords: ceasefire in southwest Syria silver winged cylinders unexploded ammunition civil defense team cluster bombs in Deraa de-escalation zone
- Location: DERAA, SYRIA
- City: DERAA, SYRIA
- Country: Syria
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Military Conflicts
- Reuters ID: LVA0016RMUATJ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: With relative calm in southwest Syria since a ceasefire was reached in early July, civil defence services in rebel-held Deraa have shifted focus to clearing unexploded cluster bombs left by air strikes.
Men in light blue vests set up yellow tape around any of the small, silver winged cylinders found, alongside red signs marked with skeleton symbols reading, "Danger! Unexploded ammunition!".
After the tape and signs are set up, rescue service members pile bags of dirt around the cluster bomb and place their own blue-and-white explosive cylinder inside with a red wire trailing from it. The team, in protective gear, hide behind mounds of soil or buildings.
One man holding a trigger attached to the red wire warns his colleagues by radio. Then a shower of dirt and rubble erupts, leaving one fewer unexploded bomb on Deraa's streets.
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