Baku, Azerbaijan, July 25
The Armenian armed forces have once again used an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) against the Azerbaijani army, injuring a serviceman, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said in a message July 25.
According to the message, the Armenian UAV dropped an improvised bomb filled with incendiary and explosive substances as well as metal fragments onto the Azerbaijani armed forces’ positions on the line of contact near the Tartar District. As a result, the Azerbaijani soldier Muraz Babakishiyev suffered minor injuries.
Babakishiyev was taken to a hospital and his life is out of danger.
The Defense Ministry said Azerbaijan is taking measures to suppress the provocations.
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.