Dead bodies of Azerbaijani military men are to be given to their families tomorrow if there is no special assignment - official source (UPDATE)
Editor's note: new information and the words of Farid Ahmadov's relatives are added after the second paragraph.
Azerbaijan, Baku, November 6 / Trend /
Dead bodies of Azerbaijani military men may be given to their families tomorrow.
"Dead bodies of Azerbaijani military men returned by Armenia are to be passed through expertise and will be given to their families tomorrow if there is no special assignment", a source in the State Commission on Prisoners of War, Hostages and Missing People reported to Trend on Saturday evening.
The dead bodies of military men are delivered to the Clinical hospital №1 named after Musa Nagiyev.
At the present time no information has been given to the relatives and close people of killed military men yet, an uncle of Farid Ahmedov Aslan Bayramov reported on Saturday evening to journalists.
Answering the questions of journalists Bayramov also found difficulty to point the date of funeral of Azerbaijani military men. "This will depend on the decision of the government", - he said.
According to another uncle of Farid Ahmedov Bakhruz Bayramov, the dead body of Azerbaijani military men is to be given to the relatives tomorrow at 11 a.m. Answering the questions of journalists he said that the funerals will be held at the state level.
Armenia transferred dead bodies of the Azerbaijani military men Mubariz Ibrahimov and Farid Ahmadov to the Azerbaijani side today.
Azerbaijani Armed Forces ensign Ibrahimov Mubariz showed heroism in an armed incident at the contact line between Armenian and Azerbaijani troops June 18, killing four and wounding four Armenian servicemen. The Armenian side earlier refused to return the Azerbaijani soldier's dead body.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree to confer posthumous title of "National Hero" upon Ibrahimov July 22.
Sept.4, Armenian soldiers killed the Azerbaijani officer Farid Ahmadov.
Astrakhan hosted the trilateral meeting of the presidents of Azerbaijan, Armenia and Russia - Ilham Aliyev, Dmitry Medvedev and Serzh Sargsyan Oct.27. The parties have signed a declaration, which envisages the return of prisoners of war and takes a humanitarian nature with the mediation of the International Committee of the Red Cross and the OSCE Minsk Group.
Azerbaijan transferred to Armenia the body of Manvel Saribekyan, who earlier committed suicide, while Armenia liberated Azerbaijani citizen Eldar Tagiyev from captivity.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and 7 surrounding districts.
Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the U.S. - are currently holding the peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.