Desert Storm brought Iraqi Forces to Kuwait and, with them, mines. Aerial diagrams illustrate the areas of Kuwait still littered with landmines. Landmines are causing significant short- and long-term damage to the environment, resulting in soil erosion, destruction of vegetation and topsoil, and negatively impacting wildlife.
Misak, Raafat and Omar, S.
"Environmental Damages from Minefields,"
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 11
, Article 15.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol11/iss2/15