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Cablegate: Mozambique: Information On U.S. Manufactured

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS MAPUTO 001414

SIPDIS
SENSITIVE
STATE FOR PM/WRA - KBAKER AND AF/S - HTREGER
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PGOV KHDP MZ
SUBJECT: MOZAMBIQUE: INFORMATION ON U.S. MANUFACTURED
LANDMINES

REF: SECSTATE 200879

1. (SBU) 1. Post has received data on U.S.-manufactured
landmines found in Mozambique. The information requested in
reftel follows:
Country: Mozambique
U.S. mines present
Number: 130 (out of estimated 82,000 mines cleared/destroyed)
Percent of Total: 0.16%
Description: U.S. manufactured M14 anti-personnel mines (25
found); U.S. manufactured M16/M16A1 anti- group mines (105
found)

2. (U) Accurate information on the total number of mines
cleared or destroyed is difficult to obtain due to poor data
collection and reporting systems. The total figure was
estimated based on data reported by the National Demining
Institute (IND) in its Five Year National Mine Action Plan
2002 - 2006 and Annual Plan of Demining Priorities 2004.
LA LIME

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