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Damage from shelling of settlements in Azerbaijan's Aghdam revealed

Damage from shelling of settlements in Azerbaijan's Aghdam revealed

Politics
01 October 2020, 12:56 44
Artillery shelling of settlements in Azerbaijan’s Aghdam district by Armenian Armed Forces resulted in 97 houses and objects being destroyed, Allahverdi Aliyev, the first deputy head of the of the district’s Executive Power, told Trend.
"The Armenian Armed Forces have targeted the residential buildings of the civilian population. Since September 27, as a result of the shelling by the Armenian Armed Forces, 20 residential buildings have been completely, and 60 partially destroyed,” Aliyev said.
"Seventeen other civilian objects have been seriously damaged. Moreover, the Armenian Armed Forces opened fire at a secondary school in the Tazakend village in Aghdam. The school building suffered serious damage.”
He also said that despite the shelling of the settlements, the residents aren’t going to leave their homes.
The Armenian armed forces committed a large-scale provocation, subjecting the positions of the Azerbaijani army to intensive shelling from large-caliber weapons, mortars, and artillery installations of various calibers in the front-line zone on Sept. 27 at 06:00 (GMT+4).
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.
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.