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Azerbaijan defuses 175 mines in de-occupied Karabakh

7 February 2023 11:05 (UTC+04:00)
Azerbaijan defuses 175 mines in de-occupied Karabakh
Sabina Mammadli
Sabina Mammadli
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Some 175 mines and unexploded ordnances have been defused in the liberated territories from January 30 to February 4, 2023, Azernews reports, citing the Azerbaijani National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA).

During the demining operations, 7 anti-tank mines, as well as 168 unexploded ordnances, were detected and neutralized in Tartar, Aghdam, Lachin, Fuzuli, Shusha, Gubadli, Jabrayil, and Zangilan districts.

A total area of 362 ha was cleared of mines and unexploded ordnances during the reporting period.

Armenia planted land mines in Azerbaijani territory, not only during the 30-year-long occupation but also just days before abandoning the Azerbaijani lands, as envisaged in the trilateral declaration, to cause human casualties.

Civilians and military personnel are frequently maimed or killed as a result of mine explosions in Azerbaijan's liberated regions.

Armenia deliberately and constantly planted mines on Azerbaijani territories, in violation of the 1949 Geneva Convention, thereby being a major threat to regional peace, security, and cooperation.

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Sabina Mammadli is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @SabinaMmdl

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