The Joint Operations Room announced the prevention of return for displaced people to their homes at this present time, until the demining teams in charge of clearing and demining operations in coordination with the military authorities, have completed their ominous task of defusing all IEDs and remnants of war.

In a statement, the Operations Room indicated that the deaths and severe injuries of civilians, which occurred within the past two days, was as a direct result of home-owners rushing back to their homes without coordinating with the military.

It went on to state that this has cost, and is likely to continue to cost many more lives and severe injuries if the displaced families do not adhere to the warnings of the authorities not to return to their dwellings until they have been given the ‘all clear’ by the relevant authorities.