Azerbaijani civilian dies in Armenian shelling

Two other civilians have been injured in separate shelling incident

Azerbaijani civilian dies in Armenian shelling

World Bulletin / News Desk

An Azerbaijani civilian was killed by Armenian shelling in Azerbaijan's Aghdam district Monday, Azerbaijani state news agency reported Monday.

According to APA reports, a village resident, identified as 62-year-old Garash Dadashov died when Armenian forces shelled a village in the district with heavy artillery.

In a separate shelling incident, two civilians were injured in Tartar district Monday, APA added.

Over the weekend, 12 Azerbaijani troops and more than 100 Armenian soldiers were killed in fighting over occupied Karabakh, which was seized by ethnic Armenian separatists in the early 1990s.

According to the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry, an Armenian command post and three tanks had been destroyed over the weekend.

Pro-Armenian militia have occupied Azerbaijan’s Karabakh region since 1993, similar to how pro-Russian militia have illegally occupied parts of Ukraine since 2014.

Three UN Security Council resolutions (853, 874 and 884) and United Nations General Assembly resolutions 19/13 and 57/298 refer to Karabakh as being part of Azerbaijan.

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe also refers to the territory as under occupation of Armenian forces.

Last Mod: 05 Nisan 2016, 09:10
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