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Azerbaijan defuses 1,078 mines, UXOs in de-occupied Karabakh

27 March 2023 12:13 (UTC+04:00)
Azerbaijan defuses 1,078 mines, UXOs in de-occupied Karabakh
Sabina Mammadli
Sabina Mammadli
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Some 1,078 mines and unexploded ordnances have been defused in the liberated territories from March 13 to March 25, 2023, Azernews reports, citing the Azerbaijani National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA).

During the demining operations, 209 anti-personnel mines, 400 anti-tank mines, and 469 unexploded ordnances have been detected and neutralized in Tartar, Agdam, Khojavand, Fuzuli, Shusha, Gubadli, Jabrayil, and Zangilan districts.

A total of 1,126 ha has been 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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