Explosion of Excess Stock Ammunition. The Impact on the Health of the Civil Community and the Army.
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Nikollari, L., Bejleri, A., Vasha, D., & Dogjani, A. (2019). Explosion of Excess Stock Ammunition. The Impact on the Health of the Civil Community and the Army. Albanian Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, 3(1). https://doi.org/10.32391/ajtes.v3i1.27


Albania, like all the former communist countries, has inherited in 50 years a large arsenal of weapons and ammunition stockpiles, as shells and projectiles of various calibers, which constituted a negative phenomenon and seriously jeopardized the lives of people and communities throughout the geography of their deployment. After the 1990s, the Albanian Armed Forces embarked on the path of transformation and integration of Albania into NATO. In this framework, the implementation of defense reforms aimed the reduction and modernization of the military. In this context, one of the transformation goals was the getting rid of the remaining excess ammunition that was being destroyed under the programs of the Ministry of Defense and partner countries and the role of the University Hospital of Trauma and the Military Hospital in Tirana, Albania. This paper aims to discuss the security threat that these stockpiles pose to our nation and the wiser region. It also explains how the excess munitions eliminating process was completed in Albania. 

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