Azerbaijani soldier killed by Armenian gunfire

Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry says sergeant was killed in border clash with Armenian forces

Azerbaijani soldier killed by Armenian gunfire

World Bulletin / News Desk

An Azerbaijani soldier has been killed in a border clash with Armenian forces, Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry said Sunday.

According to a statement by the ministry, Azerbaijani sergeant Fuad Gafarov was martyred in the Upper Karabakh region late Saturday when Armenian forces opened fire.

There have been recurring clashes in the Upper Karabakh region, which pro-Armenian militia occupied in 1993.

In April, 2016, according to the Azerbaijan Defense Ministry, more than 270 military personnel lost their lives in the worst breach of a 1994 treaty between the sides.

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 refers to the region as being occupied by Armenian forces.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 12 Şubat 2017, 15:56