97 mines neutralized in Azerbaijan in May

June 12, 2017

Azerbaijan’s National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) cleared a territory of 1,633,964 square meters in May, the Agency reported on June 12.

ANAMA stated that its staff discovered and defused 409 unexploded ammunition, 81 anti-tank mines and 16 anti-personnel mines during the month.

The demining operations involved 489 sappers and 136 members of the administrative staff, as well as six cars on remote clearance and 34 dogs.

Mine clearance operations were conducted in Absheron, Agjabadi, Agdam, Agstafa, Jabrayil, Fizuli, Tartar, Gabala, Siyazan regions, as well as in the cities of Ganja, Mingachevir and the Guzdek settlement in Garadagh district of Baku.

In general, ANAMA cleared a total of 402,398,761 square meters of Azerbaijan’s territory, discovered and defused 761,889 pieces of unexploded ordnance during 10 years of its activity.

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Source: Azernews