BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 5. International
help for demining the territories of Azerbaijan is notably low,
with solely 4 % of the funds allotted for this exercise in
the nation originating from worldwide organizations, Chairman
of the Azerbaijan Campaign Against Landmines Public Union Hafiz
Safikhanov informed Trend.
Safikhanov highlighted that the previous entrance line stands out as
probably the most closely mined areas.
“Armenia’s use of mines to terrorize Azerbaijan continues.
Yesterday, Hasanali Aliyev, a resident of Garadaghli village, born
in 2001, was injured by a mine explosion within the space of Giziloba
village within the Tartar district,” the chairman stated.
“This is the second incident of a mine explosion in Giziloba
village. It is vital for our residents to strictly comply with the
suggestions supplied throughout mine consciousness workouts. The quantity
of mines and explosive ordnance in our liberated areas and alongside
the previous line of contact emphasizes the necessity for prudence.
Following the top of the Second Karabakh War in 2020, analysis
indicated that the liberated territories had roughly 1.5 million
mines and explosive munitions. The territories liberated final 12 months
as a consequence of native anti-terrorist actions maintain a considerable
amount of mines and ammunition,” he added.
In October of final 12 months, we carried out surveillance of the border
areas of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, protecting the borders
with Armenia, Türkiye, and Iran. The remark revealed the
presence of mines solely alongside the border with Armenia. As of 2021,
an incident occurred the place a person detonated a mine in Gunnut
village of the Sharur district, which shares a border with
Armenia,” Safikhanov famous.
Since the conclusion of the Second Karabakh War in 2020 till
the current, the overall depend of mine victims has reached 342
people, with 65 fatalities (comprising 50 civilians and 15
In January 2024, a complete of 40 anti-tank mines, 123
anti-personnel mines, and 203 unexploded ordnances had been uncovered
and efficiently neutralized within the newly liberated territories of
Azerbaijan. Additionally, demining efforts cleared 734.7 hectares
throughout this era.
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