The Mine Action Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan cleared an area of about 3,500 hectares from mines and unexploded ordnance, said Idris Ismayilov, head of the department at the Agency.

He stressed that de-mining work continues in all the liberated territories.

“Up until now, more than 20,000 mines and unexploded ordnance were found and neutralized. At present, de-mining operations are carried out using mechanical means, as well as specially trained dogs,” Ismayilov said.

For information, demining operations are being conducted in the territories of Azerbaijan liberated from Armenian occupation following the 44-day second Karabakh war.