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The contaminated areas which are priority for being cleared
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Baghanis community: Baghanis community is a border village and is located in Tavush Marz (region). It covers total of 12.5 km2. Currently there are 282 households and 955 people living in the community. The main agricultural activities are crop cultivation and cattle breeding. Mine problem in Baghanis community: Two CHAs were identified during Non-Technical Survey (NTS) covering total of 8,100 sq.m. area. The South- Eastern and Eastern parts of the community are contaminated by AT mines. In 1992-1993 there were 5-6 mine accidents happened within the community areas.    1. Baghanis CHA1: The total area of CHA1: 3,950 m2, approximately 130m in length and 40m in width. The distance from the community: about 1 km. Suspected mines/UXOs: AT mines (TM 62 and TM57 type).
CHA1 covers a segment of former H-53 highway with both edges. There are suspicions that there are still mines remaining on the both sides of this road segment. The people passing that road are in danger. CHA1 ground description: The area is a road segment with its two edges. It is covered by short grass. The ground is flat. The soil is stony and clay.
Marked BM of Baghanis CHA1
Google Earth Map of Baghanis CHA1
   2. Baghanis CHA2: The total area of CHA2: 4,150 m2, approximately 300m in length and 15m in width. The distance from the community: about 600 m. Suspected mines/UXOs: AT mines (TM 62 or/and TM57 type). This CHA is located in southern part of the community, on the right side of H26/M16 highway (that connects Noyemberyan town to Ijevan town). There are suspicions that the CHA2 is still contaminated by AT mines (TM 62 or/and TM57 type). Although the CHA2 is not big, it is quite close to the locality and to human and animal traffic. The whole CHA2 passes along the highway so the people passing the road are in danger. CHA2 ground description: The area is covered by short grass. The ground is partially flat. The soil is stony, rocky and clay.
Google Earth Map of Baghanis CHA2
Google Earth Map of Baghanis CHA1 and CHA2
Chakaten Community: Chakaten community is a border village located in Syunik Marz (region). It covers total area of 55.3 km2. Currently, there are 64 households and 118 people living in the community (before the conflict 68 households and 170 persons were living in the community). The main agricultural activities are crop cultivation and cattle breeding.
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Map of Syunik Marz
Mine problem in Chakaten community: Three CHAs were identified during the Non-Technical Survey (NTS) covering total of 23,700 sq. m. area. The Eastern and South- Eastern parts of the community are contaminated by AT and AP mines (MON100 and OZM-72 type).    1. Chakaten CHA1: The total area of CHA1: 4,800 m2, approximately 135m in length and 35m in width. The distance from the community: about 2.8 km. Suspected mines/UXOs: 100mm artillery shells, AP (OZM72 and MON100 type) and AT mines (TM 62P3 and TM57 type). This CHA1 is located in south-eastern part of the community on the hill. The CHA1 is 250 m from the Kapan-Shikhahogh-Meghri M-2 highway which is the only main road connecting Armenia and Iran. Although the CHA1 is not big, it is close to human and animal traffic. One segment of CHA1 passes along the dirt road leading to the cropland, so people travelling on this track are in danger. The locals avoid pasturing the cattle as well as collecting firewood from CHA1. During the NTS, the survey team found a number of fired 100 mm shell cases and five 100 mm abandoned artillery shells in former trenches and trench lines. There is a high possibility that there are still more UXOs inside the Hazardous Area. There are also suspicions that CHA1 is contaminated by AP (OZM72 and MON100 type) and AT mines (TM 62P3 andTM57 type) laid during the conflict. CHA1 ground description: The area alongside the dirt road is pasture land, and the remaining part is a forest. It is covered by heavy vegetation (short and tall grass, lots of blackberry and rose hip bushes and trees). The ground is not flat. The soil is stony and clay.
Marked BM of Chakaten CHA1
Found abandoned 100 mm artillery shells in CHA1
Google Earth Map of Chakaten CHA1
Navigation route from Chakaten to Chakaten CHA1 on Google Earth Map
   2. Chakaten CHA2: The total area of CHA2: 2,700 m2, approximately 100m in length and 46m in width. The distance from the community: about 2.2 km. Suspected mines/UXOs: AP OZM-72 type mines. This CHA2 is located in south-eastern part of the community on the hill. It is nearly 60 m far from a dirt road leading to croplands. There are suspicions that there are still AP OZM-72 type mines remaining from the conflict. Although the CHA2 is not big, it is close to human and animal traffic. The locals avoid pasturing the cattle as well as collecting firewood from CHA2. CHA2 ground description: The area is a forest. It is covered by heavy vegetation (short and tall grass, lots of blackberry and rose hip bushes and trees). The ground is not flat with lots of ridges. The soil is stony and clay.
Marked BM of Chakaten CHA2
Google Earth Map of Chakaten CHA2
Hartashen community: Hartashen is a border village and is located in Syunik Marz (region). Hartashen community covers total of 31.7 km2. There are 157 households and 749 people living in the community. The main agricultural activities are crop cultivation and cattle breeding.
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Map of Syunik Marz
Mine problem in Hartashen community: Three CHAs were identified during NTS. The South-Eastern part of the community is contaminated by AP mines (OZM-72, PMN-2 types).    1. Hartashen CHA1: The total area of CHA1: 181,100 m2, approximately 600m in length and 300m in width. The distance from the community: about 5.4 km. Suspected mines/UXOs: AP (OZM-72 and PMN-2 type) mines. During the NTS the survey team discovered that nearly 30 AP mines (OZM-72, PMN-2) were removed from this area in different years. But even nowadays there remains high possibility of mine contamination of this area. The local population does not enter there. A Technical Survey is needed to define the exact scope of contamination. This area is community land so the whole community makes use of it. CHA1 ground description: The area is a pasture land, covered by light vegetation (short and tall grass, partly by bushes). The ground is not flat. The soil is stony and clay. The area is on the slope of the hill.
Navigation route from Hartashen to Hartashen CHA1 on Google Earth Map
Google Earth Map of Hartashen CHA1
Marked SP of Hartashen CHA1
Marked BM of Hartashen CHA1
M-2 Highway: M-2 highway connects Yerevan (the capital of Armenia) to the Islamic Republic of Iran. The road has great importance for Armenia. The whole Armenian- Iranian transportation of goods is carried out through this M-2 highway. It starts from Yerevan and ends in Agarak city (Syunik Marz). Mine problem on both sides of M-2 highway: There were two CHAs identified during NTS along the both sides of M-2 highway in 272+000 km - 276+300 km road segment passing in Goris sub-region, Syunik marz. Both sides were contaminated by AT (TM62, TM57) and AP (OZM-72) mines during the conflict. There are reports of many mine accidents during 1991-1998 (including the explosions of two buses). Regardless the implemented huge demining activities during previous years the both edges on the mentioned segment still pose a threat.
M-2 Highway CHA1: The total area of CHA1: 36,500 m2, approximately 2.9km in length and 15m in width. Suspected mines/UXOs: AP OZM-72 type and AT mines (TM-62 and TM-57 type). CHA1 is located on the left side of M-2 highway in 272-274,9 km segment. CHA1 ground description: CHA1 area is stony, rocky and clay. The area is covered by medium vegetation (short and tall grass, bushes). The ground is not flat.
Navigation route on Google Earth Map
Google Earth Map of M-2 highway CHA1
BM signboard of M-2 highway CHA1
M-2 Highway CHA2: The total area of CHA2: 16,200 m2, approximately 2km in length and 10m in width. Suspected mines/UXOs: AP OZM-72 and AT mines (TM-62 and TM-57 type). CHA2 is located on the right side of M-2 highway in 272-274,9 km segment. CHA2 ground description: CHA2 area is stony, rocky and clay. The area is covered by medium vegetation (short and tall grass, bushes). The ground is not flat.
Google Earth Map of M-2 highway CHA2
BM signboard of M-2 highway CHA2
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