Nine UXO discovered in Jojug Marjanli [PHOTO]

5 December 2017 11:12 (UTC+04:00)

By Rashid Shirinov

Nine unexploded ordnance (UXO) were found in Jojug Marjanli village of Jabrayil region, Azerbaijan’s National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) told Trend on December 4.

The message says that during the past day an area of 36,860 square meters was cleared in the village, while 5,400 square meters were prepared for cleaning by special mechanical means.

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.

Jojug Marjanli village was liberated by the Azerbaijani Armed Forces from the Armenian occupation in April 2016. In late January 2017, President Ilham Aliyev ordered to restore the village. ANAMA professionals carry out the operation in the village with the aim to ensure full security for its residents.

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Rashid Shirinov is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow him on Twitter: @RashidShirinov

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