Azerbaijani army defuses over 990 mines in liberated Lachin [PHOTO]
By Vugar Khalilov
The Azerbaijani army’s engineer-sapper units have defused some 991 mines in liberated Lachin District, Azernews reports per the Defense Ministry.
An anti-personnel minefield, planted by illegal Armenian armed groups after the second Karabakh war in 2020, was discovered in the eastern part of Lachin District, in the north-western direction of the Saribaba height, the ministry said.
The area was examined by engineer-sapper units of the Azerbaijani army and detected mines were rendered harmless by a highly-trained sapper team, the ministry added.
On August 15, 991 PMN-E type anti-personnel mines were removed from the mined area, transported, and disposed of in line with safety requirements in a single day.
According to the ministry, all the mines discovered in this direction were produced in Armenia in 2021, following the 44-day war.
On August 3, the Azerbaijani army conducted Operation Retribution in response to the provocations of the illegal Armenian armed groups in the territory of Azerbaijan, where the Russian peacekeeping contingent is temporarily deployed. As a result, several strategic heights, including Saribaba have been taken under control by the Azerbaijani military units.
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