A mines sign in Yaroun, Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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A blanket of snow has covered signs on roads in south Lebanon that warn of minefields and unexploded ordnance left behind by the Israeli army, creating a dangerous situation for residents.Vast minefields and countless cluster bombs laid by the Israeli army before it retreated from south Lebanon in 2000 and during the 2006 war still plague the south. The Lebanon Mine Action Center, part of the Lebanese Armed Forces, has cleared more than 1,600 minefields in south Lebanon to date. The Lebanese Army has been monitoring people's movements in the south and has prevented people from accessing certain areas for their own safety.During the 2006 war, Israel scattered more than 4 million cluster munitions in Lebanon, affecting more than 1 million Lebanese people, primarily in the south.
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