After the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Azerbaijan and the subsequent destruction of an Azeri ammunition warehouse, a large portion of the southern region was contaminated by unexploded ordnance. Following an incorrect initial estimate and the obstacle of lack of funds, the Saloglu Project, a partnership among NATO, its Maintenance and Supply Agency, and the Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action, was undertaken to clear the UXO. There is still work to be done, but much has already been accomplished.
"The Saloglu Project,"
The Journal of ERW and Mine Action
: Vol. 14
, Article 7.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol14/iss1/7