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Dumfries charity to clear minefield at religious site where Jesus was baptised

Photo: Halo Trust

A charity based near Dumfries has been given permission to begin clearing mines at the site of Jesus' baptism in the West Bank, Middle East.

The HALO Trust hopes the work will give visitors safe access to a number of churches at Qaser Al Yahud.

The site has a deep religious significance to hundreds of millions of people but a 136 acre minefield has blocked access since the Arab-Israeli Six Day War in 1967.

The minefield site at Qaser Al Yahud Credit: Halo Trust