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中国时间 6:56 2018年4月25日 星期三

双语新闻(2017年12月14日)


叙利亚民主联军2017年10月在拉卡清除地雷

报告称:地雷使用罕见 但仍造成大量伤亡

一个监督地雷使用的国际组织说,地雷使用情况极为罕见,但是阿富汗、利比亚、乌克兰和也门的冲突中地雷连续第二年造成大量人员伤亡。

国际禁止地雷运动在星期四公布的年度报告中说,地雷在2016年造成8605人伤亡,其中2089人丧生。这个数字包括自制炸弹以及像地雷一样造成人员伤亡的未爆弹药。

地雷造成的丧生人员中,78%是平民,其中儿童人数为历来最高。统计数字基于对52个国家的调查。

1999年一项国际条约的签约国同意不再使用或生产杀伤人员的地雷,销毁库存,为地雷受害者提供帮助,并在签署这项条约10年之内清除领土内的所有地雷。

国际禁止地雷运动星期三欢迎斯里兰卡成为全面加入这项条约的第163个国家,并希望该区域其它国家也加入条约。

星期四公布的报告说,在所有国家中,只有缅甸和叙利亚的政府军在2016年仍然埋设新的地雷。这两个国家都没有签署禁止地雷的国际条约。

Landmine Report Rare New Uses But Continued High Casualties

An international landmine watchdog says new uses of the weapon are "extremely rare" but that fighting in Afghanistan, Libya, Ukraine and Yemen has led to a second consecutive year of high casualties.

The International Campaign to Ban Landmines said in an annual report Thursday there were 8,605 casualties, including 2,089 deaths, from mines in 2016. That includes improvised explosive devices and unexploded ordnance that are triggered like mines.

Of those casualties, 78 percent were civilians, and the total included the most child casualties ever recorded. They took place in 52 countries.

Under a 1999 international treaty, countries agree to not use or produce antipersonnel mines, destroy their existing stockpiles, provide assistance to mine victims and clear their territory of mines within 10 years of joining the pact.

On Wednesday, the ICBL welcomed Sri Lanka as the 163rd country to be fully bound by the treaty and said it hopes others in the region will join as well.

Thursday's report said Myanmar and Syria had the only government forces that actively planted mines during the past year. Neither is a party to the mine ban treaty.

索马里发生自杀炸弹袭击数人丧生

一名自杀炸弹杀手星期四在索马里首都摩加迪沙一个主要警察培训设施引爆了身上的炸弹,炸死若干人。

炸弹袭击发生时,警察正在卡西耶警察总校练习游行队列。索马里官员说,袭击者装扮成警察混进了警察学校。

路透社说,13人在爆炸中丧生,但是索马里官员尚未提供确切的伤亡数字。路透社说,索马里青年党宣称为星期四的袭击事件负责。

青年党在2011年之前一直控制着摩加迪沙,后来被非洲联盟部队和索马里保安部队从摩加迪沙赶走。青年党一直在索马里试图推翻政府,建立一个严格执行伊斯兰教义的国家,对政府、军队以及平民目标频频发动炸弹袭击。

Several Dead in Apparent Terrorist Attack in Somalia Capital

Several people are dead after a suicide bomber blew himself up inside the main police training facility in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, Thursday.

The attack happened as police were rehearsing a parade at General Kahiye Police Academy. Officials say the attacker entered the facility disguised as a policeman.

Reuters news agency says 13 people were killed in the bombing, but officials have yet to give an exact number of casualties. It says the militant Islamist group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for Thursday's attack.

Al-Shabab controlled Mogadishu until 2011, when it was driven out by African Union peacekeepers and Somali security forces. The group has been active in Somalia trying to overthrow the government and install a strict form of Islam. It has deployed bomb attacks against government, military and civilian targets.

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