30 houses in two Azerbaijani districts fully destroyed by Armenian attacks
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 7
By Samir Ali - Trend:
Some 162 houses in Azerbaijan's Terter district were damaged in the result of shelling by Armenian armed units April 2-5, head of the executive power of the district Mustagim Mammadov told Trend.
He said that 22 houses were completely destroyed, and 140 houses were partially damaged.
The head of the executive power of Azerbaijan's Aghdam district Ragub Mammadov said that the villages of Sarijali, Evoglu, Mahrizli, Chiragli, Mirashamli, Chemenli, Garadaghli, Baharli and Uchoglan were fired at most of all.
He went on to add that a mosque, a middle school, a substation and an office building were destroyed. Also, eight houses were completely destroyed in the district, and 28 houses were severely damaged.
On the night of April 2, 2016, all the frontier positions of Azerbaijan were subjected to heavy fire from the Armenian side, which used large-caliber weapons, mortars and grenade launchers.
The armed clashes resulted in deaths and injuries among the Azerbaijani population. Azerbaijan responded with a counter-attack, which led to liberation of several strategic heights and settlements.
Military operations were stopped on the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian armies on Apr. 5 at 12:00 (UTC/GMT + 4 hours) with the consent of the sides, Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry earlier said.
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, in 1992 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 withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.