Armenian Sapper In Syria Seriously Wounded While Clearing Mines


An Armenian demining officer recently deployed to Syria has been seriously wounded while clearing landmines near Aleppo.

According to Armenia’s Center for Humanitarian Demining and Expertise (CHDE), the sapper hit an improvised explosive device and was rushed to hospital on March 7.

“According to our information, his right foot was amputated,” Nazeli Elbakian, a spokeswoman for the center overseen by the Armenian Defense Ministry, told RFE/RL’s Armenian service on March 8.

Elbakian said the officer’s condition was stable and he will return to Armenia soon.

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Source: RFE/RL