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Azerbaijani Prosecutor General's Office gives updates on civil casualties, damages

Azerbaijani Prosecutor General's Office gives updates on civil casualties, damages

Politics
20 October 2020, 14:11 230
Some 61 Azerbaijani civilians were killed, 291 wounded as a result of the provocations of the Armenian Armed Forces from September 27 up till now, Trend reports on Oct. 20 citing the Azerbaijani General Prosecutor's Office.
Some 382 civilian facilities, 1,941 houses and 90 apartment buildings were damaged.
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.