Munitions found in Azerbaijan's Khojavand district

Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict Materials 16 May 2021 11:21 (UTC +04:00)
Munitions found in Azerbaijan's Khojavand district

BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 16


Munitions left by the Armenian Armed Forces while fleeing (during the Second Karabakh war from late Sept. through early Nov.2020) were found in Azerbaijan’s Khojavand district, Trend reports on May 16 referring to the Interior Ministry’s press service.

According to the press service, Lachin district’s police officers found 4 machine guns of various calibers, 1 anti-tank grenade launcher, 5 hand grenades, 17 assault rifles, and 600 rounds of various calibers in Armenian Armed Forces’ former military positions in the district’s Uchtapa territory.

The munitions were handed over to related structures.

Following over a month of military action to liberate its territories from Armenian occupation from late Sept. to early Nov. 2020, Azerbaijan has pushed Armenia to sign the surrender document. A joint statement on the matter was made by the Azerbaijani president, Armenia's PM, and the president of Russia.

A complete ceasefire and a cessation of all hostilities in the zone of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict were introduced on Nov. 10, 2020.

Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of the 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.

Back in July 2020, the Armenian Armed Forces violated the ceasefire in the direction of Azerbaijan's Tovuz district. As a result of Azerbaijan's retaliation, the opposing forces were silenced. The fighting continued the following days. Azerbaijan lost a number of military personnel members, who died fighting off the attacks of the Armenian Armed Forces.

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, the 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.