ANAMA disarms 1,048 UXOs, 34 mines in Feb 2017

# 09:19
10 March 2017

In February 2017, Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) inspected 1,368,831 sq m area, disarming 1,048 unexploded ordinances (UXO), 31 anti-tank mines and 3 antipersonnel mines, ANAMA told APA.

A 489-member operational team and 131-member administrative staff, 6 mine clearing vehicles and 34 mine-detection dogs were involved in the operations.

Some 396,984,456 sq m area has been cleared of mines and UXOs by ANAMA up to now. 756,894 mines and UXOs have been disarmed.

Throughout February 2017, the agency carried out mine clearing operations in Absheron, Aghdam, Aghjabedi, Aghstafa, Beylagan, Barda, Jabrayil, Fuzuli, Ganja, Lankaran, Tovuz, Terter, as well as in Guzdek settlement of Garadagh district.

One mine/UXO incident was recorded last month.