mines Archive

Isis left behind at least 14,000 mines when it retreated from Manbij

Once it became clear that a US-backed militia coalition was going to chase Isis out of the northern Syrian city of Manbij, Isis planted at least 14,000 mines, boobytrapping refrigerators, onion-baskets, rocks, appliances, tea-kettles, “everything.” Isis uses a mix of Russian mines and homemade ones. In the days since the liberation of Manbij, over 100 people have been killed by mines. Isis …