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Ministry of Defence - Republic of Albania

07/10/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/11/2020 05:12

Sazan Island is being cleared from dangerous ammunition

Published: Friday, 10 July 2020 13:07

The Support Command of Albanian Armed Forces, in cooperation with the Navy and the Land Force, undertook yesterday the operation of clearing the island of Sazan from combat ammunition, deposited over the years on this island.

During the operation of the engineering forces, were detonated in accordance with the security protocol; unexploded ordnance, artillery shells of 120 mm, 130 mm and 77 mm.

The operation, carried out under strict security measures, made it possible to clear the ammunition that had been piled up for years on the island of Sazan, which in recent years has been visited by local and foreign tourists from May to September.

The operation in Sazan will not be the last one performed by the Armed Forces, as the control and monitoring of the security situation on this island will be continuous until the complete clearing of the area, which for years has served as a military base.