Armenia hands over body of Azerbaijani serviceman
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 28
By Samir Ali – Trend:
Thanks to necessary measures taken with the mediation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the body of Azerbaijani serviceman, Bahruz Jalilbayli, was handed over to Azerbaijan on Nov. 28, a representative of the ICRC, Ilaha Huseynova, told Trend.
Earlier, Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry said in a message that the body of Bahruz Jalilbayli was found on the contact line at the Armenia-Azerbaijan border in the direction of the Ordubad District of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, near the positions of the Armenian armed forces on Nov. 23.
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, in 1992 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 withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.