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Iraq-Yet Another Misalliance

them on the spot. At any cantonment, military training centre or ordnance factory where defence equipments are tested, it is not an unusual sight to see emaciated, half-clad figures waiting behind nearby bushes (at Mhow cantonment, near Indore, one can see even children doing it), dashing from their hideouts as soon as the firing takes place and collecting the bomb shells or spent bullets. They have to do this soon, while the shells are still hot; otherwise it would be difficult to process and separate the brass, copper, iron and wax once the shells get cold. In the act, they often get killed by a stray bullet or an unexploded bomb.

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