By Vugar Khalilov
The Azerbaijani Mine Action Agency (ANAMA) defused some 3,805
mines and unexploded ordnances in the liberated territories in
September, Azernews reports, citing the agency.
During the demining operations, the agency discovered 1,695
anti-personnel, 747 anti-tank mines, and 1,363 unexploded ordnances
in Tartar, Aghdam, Fuzuli, Shusha, Gubadli, Jabrayil, and Zangilan
districts, the report added.
A 4,064.06-ha-area was cleared of mines and unexploded ordnances
during the reported period.
Armenia spared no efforts to plant land mines on Azerbaijani
territory, not only during the 30 years of occupation but also just
before days of leaving Azerbaijani lands as envisaged in the
trilateral statement in order to cause human casualties.
Rarely a day goes by without news of civilians or military
personnel being injured or killed as a result of mine explosions in
Azerbaijan's liberated lands.
Two Azerbaijani civilians, Tartar residents Rafail Bayramov (46)
and Nijat Jabbarov (32), were injured as a result of an
anti-personnel mine explosion on October 1. They were both admitted
to the central district hospital. According to preliminary reports,
their legs were amputated.
Armenia deliberately and constantly planted mines on Azerbaijani
territories, in violation of the 1949 Geneva Convention, thereby
being a major threat to regional peace, security, and
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