Armenian Armed Forces fired ballistic missiles at Azerbaijan's Siyazan, Gabala and Kurdamir - MoD

Politics Materials 22 October 2020 09:52 (UTC +04:00)
Armenian Armed Forces fired ballistic missiles at Azerbaijan's Siyazan, Gabala and Kurdamir - MoD

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct.22


Armenian Armed Forces fired ballistic missiles using operational-tactical missile systems at Azerbaijani Gabala and Kurdamir districts from the territory of Armenia at about 09:00 (GMT +4), Trend reports on Oct.22 referring to the Defense Ministry.

At about 07:00, the forces fired 3 missiles in the direction of the Siyazan district, at about 09:00 - two missiles at Gabala and one missile at Kurdamir district.

The target of the Armenian Armed Forces was the civilian population and civilian infrastructure.

There were no casualties during the missile attack.

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.

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. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on the withdrawal of its armed forces from Nagorno Karabakh and the surrounding districts.