January 26, 2017
A total of 181 unexploded ordnances (UXOs) were discovered in Saloglu village of Azerbaijani Agstafa region, Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) reported on January 25.
The Agency found and seized for disposal 47 tank shells of 125mm caliber (OF-26), 15 bullets of 7.62mm caliber and 119 bullets of 5.45mm.
Since January 1, 2017, ANAMA found and neutralized 1,469 UXOs, 33 anti-tank and two anti-personnel mines, checked 16,430 square meters in Agdam, Agstafa, Fuzuli, Shamakhi, Khizi and Lankaran regions, as well as in the cities of Ganja and Lankaran.
ANAMA was established in 1998 for planning and coordination, management and monitoring of mine action related activities all over the country.
The UXO problem in the country can be divided into the areas of Azerbaijan that are still under the occupation of Armenian forces and those areas that have been liberated. The project is designed to create indigenous capacity to undertake survey, mapping and clearance in currently liberated areas and to prepare for dealing with the UXO problem in occupied areas after their liberation.