Azerbaijan getting rid of unusable ammo as mine clearance op goes ahead in Karabakh

Units of the Azerbaijan Army are continuing disposal of expired and unusable ammunition in a planned manner in compliance with safety measures, Azernews reports, citing the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry. According to the ministry, the process will be carried out from Read More …

UNDP supports Azerbaijan Mine Action Agency in obtaining best practices

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is supporting the Azerbaijan Mine Action Agency in obtaining best practices, UNDP official in Azerbaijan Sukhrob Khojimatov said, Trend reports. “We are going to attract specialists from Turkey, Cambodia and other countries to develop Read More …

Russian peacekeepers destroyed explosive objects detected in Nagorno-Karabakh

Servicemen of the Russian peacekeeping contingent destroyed the ammo detected at the territory of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh). During one day sappers destroyed eight ammo for hand-held antitank grenade launcher detected in Martuni district. Disposal of the detected explosive devices (EDs) was Read More …

Azerbaijan: ADA University, British Embassy in Baku organize lecture on land mine clearance in Karabakh

ADA University and the British Embassy in Baku have co-organized the online lecture on “Land mines in Karabakh. Seeking solutions”. The discussion was held in the framework of “Global Perspective Lecture Series”, the flagship platform of ADA University that brings Read More …

U.S. to donate 30 more mine detection dogs to Azerbaijan

The U.S. Marshall Legacy Institute (MLI) will donate 30 more mine detection dogs (MDDs) to Azerbaijan, the U.S. embassy in Azerbaijan has reported on its social media accounts. “To date, MLI is proud to have been able to provide 40 Read More …

Azerbaijan: ANAMA employee and State Border Service Warrant Officer injured in mine explosion in Zangilan

An employee of the Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) and a warrant officer of the State Border Service (SBS) were injured as a result of mine explosion in Azerbaijan’s Zangilan, Trend reports citing the press service of the Read More …

Landmine casualties ‘exceptionally high’, Syria and Afghanistan worst-hit

According to Landmine Monitor 2021, the number of victims rose by 20 per cent in 2020 compared with the previous 12 months, the result of “increased armed conflict and contamination” of land with improvised mines. In total, more than 7,000 Read More …

Nagorno-Karabakh: Land still laced with mines, year after war

A year after intense fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh, the territory is still so heavily laced with mines and unexploded weaponry that it could take more than 10 years to be fully cleared. Over the past year, thousands Read More …

Azerbaijan: About 48,500 mines, munitions defused in Karabakh in past 11 months

Azerbaijan’s Mine Action Agency found and defused 48,411 mines and munitions from November 10, 2020, to October 15, 2021, on territories liberated from Armenia’s occupation in last year’s war. “In the liberated territories, 22,230 unexploded munitions, 17,426 antipersonnel, and 8,755 Read More …