Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 15
Soldier Sanan Mammadov was killed as a result of gross violation of combat duty rules, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry told Trend Jan. 15.
The Military Prosecutor’s Office has begun an investigation on the issue.
A video footage from the funeral of Sanan Mammadov in the Julfa district, where he was born, as well as information that he died in a shootout with Armenian military were shared on social networks.
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.