Residents of Azerbaijan's Aghdam, Goranboy killed as result of Armenian attacks

Residents of Azerbaijan's Aghdam, Goranboy killed as result of Armenian attacks

06 October 2020, 11:42 196
The leadership of Armenia continues to commit acts of terrorism against the civilian population of Azerbaijan, grossly violating the norms and principles of international law, Trend reports citing Azerbaijani Prosecutor General's Office.
On October 5th Armenian armed forces targeted settlements and demilitarized zones, as well as clearly visible and distinguishable non-military objects, including the civilian population. As a result of intensive shelling in various directions of Aghdam District, Eyvaz Rahimov was killed, and Mehman Safarov of Uchoghlan village, was hospitalized with various injuries.
Resident of Gizilhajili village Raziya Abbasova was killed by shrapnel hitting her house as a result of heavy artillery bombardment of the settlements in Goranboy District.

At the same time, residents of another house where an artillery shell fell - Mashdi Hasanov, his daughter Sevinj Hasanova, and his underage grandson Eljan Hasanov were hospitalized with injuries. Rasim Alakbarov was also hospitalized with miscellaneous wounds from shrapnel falling on an empty field.
Given the present combat conditions all necessary investigative measures are being conducted by the prosecution authorities.
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, 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, 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.