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March 30, 1991 | DAVID FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Twenty minutes is the limit when hunting land mines, according to French army engineer Jacques Daman. After 20 minutes, knees begin to ache, sweat stings the eyes and even the steadiest of hands can begin to shake uncontrollably. One wrong move and. . . . Twenty minutes on, 40 minutes off, eight hours a day, probing the sands of liberated Kuwait with little more than a small shovel and one's own nerves. "The objective," said Daman, 32, "is to give the Kuwaiti people their liberty.
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July 12, 1991 | From Associated Press
An explosion Thursday ripped through a U.S. ammunition depot in Kuwait, showering soldiers with shells and shrapnel and engulfing vehicles in flames. At least 50 U.S. troops and six British troops were injured, officials said. "It was raining metal," said Specialist Mark Alexander, 23, a firefighter from Norwich, Conn.. The chain-reaction blasts at the Blackhorse Camp in Doha apparently began with an electrical fire on a truck carrying howitzer shells, military officials said. The U.S.
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July 12, 1991 | From Associated Press
An explosion Thursday ripped through a U.S. ammunition depot in Kuwait, showering soldiers with shells and shrapnel and engulfing vehicles in flames. At least 50 U.S. troops and six British troops were injured, officials said. "It was raining metal," said Specialist Mark Alexander, 23, a firefighter from Norwich, Conn.. The chain-reaction blasts at the Blackhorse Camp in Doha apparently began with an electrical fire on a truck carrying howitzer shells, military officials said. The U.S.
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March 30, 1991 | DAVID FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Twenty minutes is the limit when hunting land mines, according to French army engineer Jacques Daman. After 20 minutes, knees begin to ache, sweat stings the eyes and even the steadiest of hands can begin to shake uncontrollably. One wrong move and. . . . Twenty minutes on, 40 minutes off, eight hours a day, probing the sands of liberated Kuwait with little more than a small shovel and one's own nerves. "The objective," said Daman, 32, "is to give the Kuwaiti people their liberty.
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