Islamabad/ Pakistan ; 17 Oct 2020 – Since September 27, 2020 the Armed Forces of Armenia have been indiscriminately targeting the civilian population, private houses and other civilian infrastructure along the line of contact and in the regions located far away from the conflict zone in a gross violation of its obligations under international humanitarian law, including the 1949 Geneva Conventions and its Additional Protocols.
Moreover, despite the humanitarian ceasefire agreed during the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Armenia in Moscow with the mediation of
the Russian Federation, the Armed Forces of Armenia continues to attack the residential areas and civilian infrastructure in Azerbaijan.
On October 15, Armenia’s armed forces deliberately shelled the residential areas in Aghdam, Aghjabadi, Goranboy and Tartar regions with heavy artillery.
Early in the morning Aghdam got under intensive rocket and artillery fire from various directions. Shahsuvar Valiyev (1969) and Roman Musayev (1979) were injured as a result of shelling that hit their private houses in Birinji Baharly settlement in Aghdam.
Later, Armed Forces of Armenia intentionally shelled Tartar city cemetery, whilst a funeral ceremony was in place. As a result of this attack 4 civilians – Parviz Orujov (1989), Vasif Rustamov (1962), Shakir Zamanov (1988), Isgandar Amirov (1967) were killed and four other civilians were hospitalized with various injuries.
As of 15th of October, totally 47 civilians, including children and elderly were killed, 222 civilians have been hospitalized with serious injuries. 1592 private houses, 79 apartment buildings and 290 civilian infrastructures were damaged and became unserviceable as a result of Armenia’s indiscriminate armed attacks.
On the night of 17 October, 2020 the armed forces of Armenia attacked the Ganja city of Azerbaijan with ballistic missiles. This, third in a row atrocious attack on the second biggest city of Azerbaijan, since the new aggression of Armenia against Azerbaijan, situated far away from the frontline caused serious civilian casualties; 12 civilians, including 2 minors killed, more than 40 people injured taking the total civilian killings to 59 and 262 injured critically. Houses, schools, shops and other civilian facilities destruction subject the civilians to millions of dollars of personal losses.
PICTURE – Ganja City after Missile Attacks on 17 Oct 2020