Although the ceasefire agreement has been signed The Naka region is still shrouded in the “war cloud” Many mines were planted in the war between Asia and Afghanistan. And unexploded shells Let the local people live in fear all the time.
Azerbaijan organizes demining Mines and artillery mixed
Terter District is located in the western part of Azerbaijan, and most of the land belongs to Naka. Not long ago, it was the front line of the war, one of the areas with the most fierce wartime fire, and also the area with the most dense “mine laying” between the two sides.
“There was a shell in the corner of my house. Fortunately, it did not explode, and then it was cleared by a demining expert.” The local people live in terror.
At present, the Azerbaijani Mine Action Bureau is organizing experts to carry out demining the area. First of all, the staff used detection instruments to “clear mines” on each section of the road. After determining the location of the mine, the heavily armed engineers will be put into the cleaning and dismantling work.
At the same time, deminers should also beware of unexploded shells left over from the battlefield, which can damage more than one kilometer. Once the “hidden shell” is found, the staff must carefully pull out the lead and retreat to the safe area at least one kilometer away for long-range detonation.
In fact, what deminers really face is not the explosives left over from the conflict of more than a month, but the decades-long “sequelae of war”.
Decades of sequelae of war
Large areas of land have become “minefields”
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, war broke out between Azerbaijan and Armenia on the ownership of the Innaqa region.
In 1994, the two sides reached an agreement on a comprehensive ceasefire, but the two countries have been in a state of hostility over the Naqqa issue, and armed conflicts have occurred from time to time. Years of war have reduced many places to “minefields”.
According to Al Jazeera TV in Qatar, Armenia and Azerbaijan have never signed a mine ban treaty, and thousands of people have been injured by mines and explosives since 1990.
It is said that the area of danger is 14,000 square kilometers, and an estimated area of about 7,000 square kilometers is mined, and about 4,000 square kilometers of area is unexploded ordnance.
The war has stopped, and the clouds are not over
Although people’s lives have gradually returned to normal after the ceasefire agreement, a large number of farms and grain fields have been destroyed, and the formerly fertile land has now been replaced by scorched soil.
And for the families who have lost loved ones, their lives will never go back.” My brother was killed in a bombing and life was unsustainable. Look what is left in my house….”
On November 9, the leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a statement declaring a complete ceasefire in the Naka region from 00:00 Moscow time on November 10.
According to the statement, Azerbaijan and Armenia will exchange prisoners of war, other detainees and the remains of the dead. Russia has also deployed peacekeeping forces to the Naqqa region.
Source: Asia Today