In the 1940s, during World War II, Axis and Allied forces collided in the Western Desert, near El-Alamein, Egypt. Both sides used landmines as a means of limiting each other’s mobility.
"Country Profile: Egypt,"
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 16
, Article 27.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol16/iss3/27