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Armenia sapper wounded in Syria landmine explosion, foot amputated

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A sapper from Armenia was wounded in the foot after a landmine explosion Thursday, and while carrying out a humanitarian mission in Syria.   

Nazeli Elbakyan, public relations officer at the Armenian Center for Humanitarian Demining and Expertise, told Armenian News.am that the right foot of this sapper has been amputated.

She noted that this landmine explosion victim will be transported back to Armenia soon.

In Elbakyan’s words, this sapper was carrying out a humanitarian mission in Syria since February 8.

He is part of the 83-member team—comprising deminers, doctors, and their security professionals—that travelled from Armenia to Syria on February 8, to provide humanitarian and professional assistance to the Syrian people.

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