clearing operation

clearing operation

An operation designed to clear or neutralize all mines and obstacles from a route or area.
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ISLAMABAD, Feb 21 (KUNA) -- At least 25 Taliban rebels were killed during a clearing operation in the Bakwa district of western Farah province of Afghanistan, said officials on Saturday.
12 ( ANI ): Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Wednesday paid homage to the 15 security personnel who were martyred in a Maoist attack while they undertaking a mine clearing operation in Chhatisgarh.
The major clearing operation was completed within 24 hours, on Saturday at 10am.
Eyewitness Ahshur Abid said 15 people were killed as the clearing operation started.
An army source told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that "The military force carried out today a clearing operation in the Siniah area western Baiji, north of Tikrit and arrested 16 wanted men, including a suspected of terrorist operations.
De-mining process took place as scheduled beginning early Sunday at seven o'clock in the morning and will continue until six in the evening, while the clearing operation will last until next Thursday ,where the final blowing will take place next Wednesday and Thursday .
In Sangin district, Helmand province, a combined Afghan and coalition forces patrol discovered a drug cache consisted of 100 kg opium during a clearing operation May 23-24, the statement said.
The hovercraft will be used to carry the cut vegetation away, so wildlife habitats are not damaged during the clearing operation.
The game was in doubt after 40cm of snow fell in Perpignan earlier this week, but an army of 100 volunteers joined the players and groundstaff to start a major clearing operation on Wednesday.
DEDICATED Walsall Council staff won praise today after gritting lorries were on the road for more than 350 man-hours in the biggest road clearing operation for ten years.
In addition, this contract provides for utility/transport missions to carry passengers/ cargo and range clearing operation in the Hawaiian operating area.
The inferno began after rangers set fire to brush land in a clearing operation.