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Baku, Azerbaijan, May 13
Azerbaijan's Military Prosecutor's Office has initiated a criminal case on the use of chemical weapon against Azerbaijani civilians by Armenia, the Military Prosecutor's Office told Trend May 13.
An unexploded white phosphorus artillery shell was found in Eskipara village of Azerbaijan's Terter district by Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) and was disarmed by the agency's specialists on May 11.
The employees of the Special Investigation Unit of Azerbaijan's Military Prosecutor's Office inspected the territory where the shell was found.
The preliminary investigation has revealed that the unexploded shell found in Eskipara village of Terter district is a D-4 type (smoke bomb) 122-mm artillery shell which contains 3.6 kilograms of P4 (the chemical code of white phosphorus).
By using such types of shells, Armenia grossly violates the Geneva Convention. By ignoring the international humanitarian norms, Armenian armed forces use such types of weapons not only while shelling the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces, but also the settlements and civilians.