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2 civilians killed during shelling of Azerbaijan’s Tartar by Armenian armed forces

2 civilians killed during shelling of Azerbaijan’s Tartar by Armenian armed forces

Politics
20 October 2020, 17:46 88
Azerbaijan’s Tartar district has been subjected to the Armenian armed forces’ missile and artillery fire from various directions since this morning, Trend reports with reference to the Azerbaijani General Prosecutor's Office.
As a result of a shell which hit a private house in Jamilli village, 26-year-old villager Anar Isagli and 36-year-old villager Anar Guliyev were killed while 48-year-old villager Murov Shabanov was wounded at about 15:00 (GMT+4) on Oct. 20. The house was greatly damaged.
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.