Azerbaijani civilian killed from Armenian Armed Forces' missile firing

Politics Materials 14 October 2020 10:32 (UTC +04:00)
Azerbaijani civilian killed from Armenian Armed Forces' missile firing

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct.14


The Armenian Armed Forces continue to grossly violate the humanitarian ceasefire, announced from 12:00 (GMT +4) on October 10, Trend reports citing the General Prosecutor's Office of Azerbaijan.

According to the office, since the morning of October 14, the Armenian Armed Forces have subjected the Tartar district to artillery and rocket fire from various directions.

At about 9:00 (GMT +4) in the morning, a shell fell into the courtyard of a house in the district's Narli village. As a result, a civilian Adavat Akhundov was killed, and the house was heavily damaged.

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. 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 has launched missile attacks on Azerbaijani cities of Ganja, Mingachevir, Khizi as well as Absheron district.

Following almost two weeks of intensive military confrontations, Armenia and Azerbaijan, with Russia's mediation, have agreed on a temporary ceasefire for humanitarian purposes, for exchange of prisoners of war as well as bodies of the dead.

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.