Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 9
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
In December 2,720,633 square metres of land were inspected and cleared of landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) in Azerbaijan, the Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) said today.
Some 456 UXOs and four anti-tank mines were defused in the country during this period.
Some 484 sappers, 118 assistants, six mechanical mine clearing machines and 36 mine-detection dogs are involved in mine clearing operations.
As much as 246,553,979 square metres of land have been cleared of mines so far and the number of defused landmines and UXOs amounted to 688,210.
ANAMA continues its operations in the Agdam, Agjabadi, Agstafa, Fizuli, Shamkir and Tartar regions as well as in the Guzdak settlement of Baku city's Garadagh district.
Translated by NH
Edited by SM
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