Armenia continues targeting residential areas of Azerbaijan

By: News Desk      Published: 06:07 PM, 16 Oct, 2020
Armenia continues targeting residential areas of Azerbaijan
A view of the damaged cemetery in Tartar region which came under Armenia’s shelling during a a burial ceremony that killed 3 civilians and seriously wounded 5.

The armed forces of Armenia, in a blatant violation of the humanitarian ceasefire, have continued deliberate shelling the densely populated Azerbaijani residential areas and civilians.

Starting from the morning hours artillery attacks were launched on Aghdam, Aghjabadi, Goranboy and Tartar regions of Azerbaijan.

Deliberate attack of the armed forces of Armenia on the graveyard in Tartar region, during the burial ceremony, killed 3 civilians and seriously wounded 5.

An Azerbaijan’s Foreign Office press release said this is yet another act of barbarism and crime against humanity by Armenia, purposefully targeting the Azerbaijani civilians and indiscriminately killing a peaceful population.

“Gross violation of the humanitarian ceasefire by Armenia, demonstrates once again that the country is not interested in the political settlement of the conflict and pursues the goal of continuing its aggressive policy against Azerbaijan. We condemn in the strongest terms the aggressive policy of Armenia and the war crimes committed by this country in the course of its aggression. We urge Armenia to respect the norms and principles of international law, including its commitments under the international humanitarian law and Geneva Conventions.”

Declaring once again its commitment to the humanitarian ceasefire, Azerbaijan reserves its sovereign right to protect its civilian population.

Till now, 47 civilians, including children and elderly, were killed and 222 civilians have been hospitalized with serious injuries due to Armenia's shellings. 1592 private houses, 79 apartment buildings and 290 civilian infrastructures were damaged and became unserviceable as a result of Armenia’s indiscriminate armed attacks.