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General Prosecutor's Office gives update on number of victims as result of missile strike on Azerbaijan’s Barda

General Prosecutor's Office gives update on number of victims as result of missile strike on Azerbaijan’s Barda

Politics
28 October 2020, 18:29 127
The number of killed civilian residents of Barda city reached 21, and nearly 70 people were injured, Trend reports citing the Azerbaijani General Prosecutor's Office.
As earlier reported, on October 28 at about 13:00 (GMT+4) Armenian Armed Forces, using prohibited cluster shells, made a missile strike on the busy areas of Azerbaijan’s Barda city.
Huge damage was caused to the civilian infrastructure and vehicles.
Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of the 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, Azerbaijani troops liberated a number of territories previously occupied by Armenia, as well as take important, strategic heights under control.
The fighting continued into October 2020, in the early days of which Armenia has launched missile attacks on Azerbaijani cities of Ganja, Mingachevir, Khizi as well as Absheron district.
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, the 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.