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Iraq 'extremely contaminated' with hidden ISIS bombs

A former British Army bomb disposal officer who is helping rid Iraq of thousands of hidden explosive devices says the country is "extremely contaminated".

Dave Parker, who served for 24 years, is working for the United Nations Mine Action Service, Forces Network reported.

The UK has been one of the biggest supporters of the initiative since 2015, spending more than £14 million for explosive hazard and risk management through the Conflict Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) and Department for International Development (DFID).

DFID has committed to triple global spending on mine action to £100m over two years.

Parker says he believes the UN will be in Iraq for an "extremely long time,” pointing out that the scale of the problem is “really phenomenal.”