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Azerbaijani Prosecutor General's Office makes update on civil casualties, damages

Azerbaijani Prosecutor General's Office makes update on civil casualties, damages

Politics
01 October 2020, 13:55 47
The leadership of Armenia sticks to the policy of terrorism in relation to civilian population, grossly violating the norms and principles of international law, Trend reports on Oct. 1 referring to the Azerbaijani Prosecutor General's Office.
As many as 55 Azerbaijani civilians have been hospitalized with various injuries, and 16 have been killed so far as a consequence of heavy artillery shelling of Azerbaijani densely populated areas.
Moreover, Armenian Armed Forces continue to subject densely populated areas, regional and rural centers, civil infrastructure objects - hospitals, medical centers, school buildings, kindergartens, administrative buildings of public agencies, and household premises to intensive artillery bombardment.
As a result of the shelling of civil infrastructure facilities by the Armenian Armed Forces, 163 houses, as well as 26 civil facilities were severely damaged, including vehicles.
The employees of the Azerbaijani General Prosecutor's Office are carrying out all possible investigative actions in combat conditions. The Azerbaijani General Prosecutor's Office is taking the necessary measures to bring to account the Armenian servicemen within the international law who have committed various crimes against the Azerbaijani army and civilians.
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. As a result of retaliation, Azerbajiani troops managed to liberate the territories previously occupied by Armenia: Garakhanbeyli, Garvend, Kend Horadiz, Yukhari, Ashagi Abdulrahmanli villages (Fuzuli district), Boyuk Marjanli and Nuzgar villages (Jabrayil district).
Moreover, the positions of the Armenian Armed Forces were destroyed in the direction of Azerbaijan's Agdere district and Murovdag, important heights were taken under control.
Military actions continued on Sept. 29. Azerbaijani army was able to destroy several tanks of the Armenian Armed Forces, as well as several key military facilities.
Azerbaijan's Dashkesan district underwent fire on the same day from the opposing forces, while Azerbaijani Armed Forces continued military actions on Sept. 29 to liberate the city of Fuzuli from occupation.
According to a statement from Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry, the Armenian armed forces have suffered heavy losses along the entire front line from Sept. 27 through Sept. 30, including tanks, armored vehicles, artillery installations, rocket launch systems, as well as command and observation posts, air defense systems, etc.
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.