Armenian Armed Forces intensively shelling Tartar, Aghdam and Aghjabadi districts - MoD

Armenian Armed Forces intensively shelling Tartar, Aghdam and Aghjabadi districts - MoD

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct.23

Trend:

The information spread by Armenia about the shelling of the settlements of Agdere, Khojavend, and Girmizi Bazar on the territory of Nagorno Karabakh by the Azerbaijani army, isn’t true, Trend reports citing the Ministry of Defense.

"Vice versa, on the night of October 23 and this morning, the Armenian Armed Forces intensively shelled the territories of the Tartar, Aghdam, and Aghjabadi districts. Our troops, observing the humanitarian ceasefire, retain their operational advantage on the entire front," said the ministry.

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.

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