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Verification of clearance of route leading into Rubkona airstrip extension near Bentiu, by UNMAS and contractor TDI. The extension came as an UNMISS directive, with the goal of allowing for greater capacity and heavier payloads in aircraft providing Mission and Humanitarian support and supplies. UNMAS was requested to ensure clearance of the area (verify it clear of UXO and other ERW and explosive materials) prior to the commencement of engineering work.
The team uses a large loop metal detector to search a swath of the area. A metal object is identified and marked.