BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 7
Death toll of civilians killed by Armenia continues to grow, Assistant to the Azerbaijani President, Head of the Foreign Policy Department of the Presidential Administration Hikmat Hajiyev wrote on his Twitter page, Trend reports on Nov. 7.
"Armenia's war crimes against Azerbaijani civilians doesn't stop. As a result of Armenia's attack teenager boy was killed in Barda and another civilian is wounded in Tartar region of Azerbaijan. Death toll of civilians killed by Armenia continues to grow," he wrote.
"Yet another innocent victim of Armenia's terror.16 years old young gentlemen -Shahmali today was killed in Barda as a result of Armenia's targeted, delibarate attacks on Azerbaijani civilians. Barda is away from combat zone. There was no military necessity," he added.
Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of 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. Currently, Azerbaijan continues the liberation of its territories from Armenian troops.
Back in July 2020, Armenian Armed Forces violated the ceasefire in the direction of Azerbaijan's Tovuz district. As a result of Azerbaijan's retaliation, the opposing forces were silenced. The fighting continued the following days as well. Azerbaijan lost a number of military personnel members, who died fighting off the attacks of the Armenian Armed Forces.
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.