By Rashid Shirinov
Azerbaijan’s National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) yesterday received a message from the 102 Center of the Interior Ministry saying that unexploded ordnances were found in the village of Horadiz and Kurd Mahmudlu village of Fuzuli region.
A special operational group of ANAMA soon after arrived at the scene to inspect the area.
As a result of prompt action, the Agency discovered an artillery shell of 100-mm caliber (OF-412) and a tank projectile of 125-mm caliber. To neutralize the shells, ANAMA experts transported them to the central territory of the Agency for destruction.
ANAMA was established in 1998 for planning and coordination, management and monitoring of mine action related activities all over the country.
The problem of unexploded ordnance in Azerbaijan can be divided into the areas that are still under the occupation of Armenian forces and other areas of the country. Most of the unexploded ordinances are the result of Armenian aggression.
Since the creation of ANAMA, its staff has cleared more than 40,000 hectares of Azerbaijan’s territory, discovering and defusing over 760,000 mines and unexploded ordnance.
Rashid Shirinov is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow him on Twitter: @RashidShirinov
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