ANAMA: More than 118,000 hectares of area in liberated territories of Azerbaijan have been cleared of landmines

ANAMA: More than 118,000 hectares of area in liberated territories of Azerbaijan have been cleared of landmines
# 16 January 2024 12:56 (UTC +04:00)

More than 118 thousand hectares of area in liberated territories of Azerbaijan was cleared of landmines since November of 2020, said Chairman of the Management Board of the Mine Action Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan Vugar Suleymanov in his statement to journalists, APA reports.

He said that, as a result of demining operations, more than 18,000 anti-personnel, 31,000 anti-tank mines, more than 60,000 unexploded military ordnances (UXO) were detected and neutralized.

According to Vugar Suleymanov, 341 people hit mine since 2020 till today and 65 of them died as a result.

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