Unexploded Shell Disclosed in Azerbaijan’s Agdam Region

Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict Materials 5 April 2008 14:18 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, 5 April / Trend corr. S.Jaliloglu / Unexploded shell was disclosed in a house in the Evoglu village of Agdam region of Azerbaijan. According to the regional correspondent of Trend , the shell, which was buried in the land during the Karabakh war, was found in the yard of Feyruz Mammadov.

The employees of the Azerbaijani National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) took control over the territory to avoid accident. Up to now, ANAMA cleaned the territory over 60mln square m.

The conflict between the two countries of the South Caucasus began in 1988 due to Armenian territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Since 1992, Armenian Armed Forces have occupied 20% of Azerbaijan including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and its seven surrounding districts. In 1994, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement at which time the active hostilities ended. The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group ( Russia, France, and the US) are currently holding peaceful negotiations.

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