(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 23. Contamination in the
Azerbaijani liberated territories [after Second Karabakh War] by
mines prevents excavations and exhumations, Head of the Working
Group of Azerbaijan's State Commission on Prisoners of War,
Hostages and Missing Persons Ismayil Akhundov said, trend reports.
"The liberation of the territories of Azerbaijan from
Armenian occupation has raised hopes for clarifying the fate of
persons missing during the conflict, but the main obstacle is the
contamination of the territories with mines and unexploded
ordnance," he said.
The first international "Forensic Archaeology and
Forensic Anthropology: Humanitarian Applications" conference is
being held in Baku.
The conference was organized jointly by the State
Commission for Prisoners of War, Hostages and Missing Persons of
Azerbaijan, the Institute of Archaeology, Ethnography, and
Anthropology of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan
(ANAS), and the International Committee of the Red Cross
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