Armenia Agrees to Return Killed Azerbaijani Soldier’s Dead Body

Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict Materials 18 November 2008 18:52 (UTC +04:00)
Armenia Agrees to Return Killed Azerbaijani Soldier’s Dead Body

Azerbaijan, Barda, 18 November / Trend corr. S.Jaliloglu/ An agreement was reached with Armenia to return dead body of the killed soldier of the military unit N of the Fuzuli Region (360km south-west of Baku of Azerbaijan.

It is expected to return soldier Orkhan Shamilov's dead body near to Khangarvand village of Agdam region in the evening of 18 November, Trend regional correspondent said.

Shamilov, a soldier of the Azerbaijani Army died as a result of shooting at the troops contact line in direction of Fuzuli region in the evening of 16 November, the Ministry of Defense said. Shamilov, who was on combat duty, sough to make enemy be silent during violation of ceasefire. The soldier killed two Armenian soldiers and died during shooting, which lasted within several minutes.

Shamilov's dead body remained at a place near to positions of the Armenian Armed Forces.

Shamilov, who was conscripted to military service from the Terter Region Conscription Office in April 2008, escaped on 15 November with the gun entrusted to him and the Terter Police Office has begun operation and investigation measures to arrest the soldier.

The Platoon Commander of the military unit, who made report on Shamilov's escape, and three more people were involved into crime responsibility, Vagif Shamilov, the soldier's uncle, said, basing on unofficial data.

A lawsuit was filed on the soldier in accordance with Article 338 (violation of duty rules) of the Azerbaijani Criminal Code at the Fizuli Military Prosecutor's Office after the report on the soldier's escape, law enforcement bodies told Trend . At present this case is under investigations.

Eldar Sabiroglu, the press secretary of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense, told Trend that they would publicize a report after getting official data on the soldier's return.

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