Azerbaijan reveals data on children killed as a result of Armenian attacks

Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict Materials 5 October 2020 14:49 (UTC +04:00)
Azerbaijan reveals data on children killed as a result of Armenian attacks

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 5

By Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend:

Three out of the 24 people of the Azerbaijani civilian population killed as a result of the Armenian shelling from September 27 through October 5, are children, Spokesperson for the Prosecutor General’s Office Gunay Salimzade, Trend reports.

She noted that in the period from September 27 to the present, 24 civilians were killed, 5 of them are women, and 3 are children.

Salimzade also added that among 121 injured civilians, 30 are women, and 7 are children.

Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of Azerbaijani army on the front line, using large-caliber weapons, mortars and artillery on Sept. 27.

Azerbaijan responded with a counter-offensive along the entire front. As a result of retaliation, Azerbaijani troops liberated a number of territories previously occupied by Armenia, as well as take important, strategic heights under control.

The fighting continued into October 2020, in the early days of which Armenia launched missile attacks on Azerbaijani cities of Ganja, Mingachevir, Khizi as well as Absheron district.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on the withdrawal of its armed forces from Nagorno Karabakh and the surrounding districts.