Azerbaijan determines damage inflicted by Armenia on Fuzuli, Jabrayil districts
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Dec.2
By Samir Ali - Trend:
The process of establishing the damage caused to the Azerbaijan's Fuzuli and Jabrayil districts as a result of the shelling of settlements by the Armenian Armed Forces has been completed, Ismayil Zeynalov, a member of the state commission, established to determine and eliminate damage inflicted by the Armenian forces on civilians of Azerbaijan, told Trend on Dec.2.
According to Zeynalov, the commission has already established the damage caused to the above districts.
"Forty seven houses were damaged in the village of Jojug Marjanly, Jabrayil district, 41 of them are private houses, three are business facilities, one is a school and two are administrative buildings," he said.
The commission’s member added that in the part of Fuzuli district, that wasn’t occupied by Armenia in 1993, 348 private houses in which Azerbaijanis lived, were inspected, 12 of the houses were completely destroyed. Besides, damage was caused to the school building, administrative building and business entities. In total, 374 houses and objects were damaged in the district, and 6 cars have become unusable a well.
The damage was inflicted during hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan, which lasted from Sept.27 through Nov.9 and ended with liberation of many territories occupied since 1992-1993, including the above districts.
Following over a month of military action to liberate its territories from Armenian occupation, Azerbaijan has pushed Armenia to sign the surrender document. A joint statement on the matter was made by Azerbaijani president, Armenia's PM and the president of Russia.
A complete ceasefire and a cessation of all hostilities in the zone of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict were introduced at 00:00 hours (Moscow time) on 10 November 2020.
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.