Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 3
By Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend:
The Armenian terrorist organizations and intelligence agencies committed more than 32 terrorist attacks in Azerbaijan, member of the Azerbaijani delegation, Azerbaijani MP Sevinj Fataliyeva said at the autumn session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).
Fataliyeva made the remarks during the discussion of the report entitled "Protection and Support of Victims of Terror", Trend reports on Oct. 3.
She emphasized that terrorism has been spreading intensively recently and no one in the world is safe from this trouble.
“Azerbaijan is one of the countries suffering from terrorism,” Fataliyeva said. “The Armenian terrorist organizations and intelligence agencies have committed more than 32 terrorist attacks in the transport system and other public facilities of Azerbaijan since the late 1980s. Thousands of innocent people became victims of these attacks.”
“The Khojaly genocide, committed with particular cruelty against innocent people with the participation of ASALA group, is the most convincing example of the fact that Armenia pursues a policy of terror at the national level,” she said. “Some 613 people were killed, including 106 women, 63 children, 70 old people and eight families were completely eliminated in Khojaly.”
“Two terrorist attacks against civilians were committed in the Baku metro on March 19 and July 3, 1994,” she said. “Twenty-seven people were killed and 91 people were injured in these attacks.”
Fataliyeva added that 18-month-old Zakhra died as a result of the missile launched by the Armenian armed forces in 2017.
“Moreover, 14-year-old Aygun Shakhmalyeva died in 2012 while playing with a toy stuffed with explosives, thrown into a river in the territory controlled by Armenia,” she added. “Nine-year-old Fariz Badalov was shot by an Armenian sniper in Aghdam district in 2011. These children are victims of terror.”
Fataliyeva stressed that the report which is being discussed urges everyone to think about the way of protecting the victims of terror.
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.