Israeli Trains Syrians to Clear Landmines

(Times of Israel) Ahed al-Hindi - There is an autonomous region in Syria's northeast that is free of both jihadist and Iranian domination. Civilians in the region are killed or wounded each year by landmines, planted by the regime and by ISIS. To address this problem, the Arab Council for Regional Integration, supported by the Center for Peace Communications, convened Syrian Arab and Kurdish engineering students in the town of Qamishle for a 35-hour remote learning course taught by Majd Thabet, a Druze citizen of Israel. Thabet showed students how to build remote-controlled rovers, equipped with sensors and a camera, which can survey territory and pinpoint landmines for removal. The vehicles cost less than $100 to build.

2023-03-09 00:00:00

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