Armed Forces of Armenia targeting civilian population, private houses

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BAKU – Since September 27, 2020 the armed forces of Armenia have been targeting the civilian population, private houses and civilian infrastructure in Azerbaijan in a deliberate, widespread and systematic manner. By doing so, Armenia grossly violates its obligations under international humanitarian law, including the 1949 Geneva Conventions and its Additional Protocols as well as disregards the humanitarian ceasefire declared on October 10, 18 and 26.

On October 30 – November 2, Armenia continued to launch attacks in various directions, including across the international border with Azerbaijan. The border regions of Azerbaijan –  Dashkesen, Gadabay, Gazakh, Gubadli, Tovuz and Zangilan  were fired at from Noyemberyan, Berd, Chambarak, Gorus Vardenis regions of Armenia. “Su-25” combat aircraft attacking Azerbaijan’s territory from Armenia also neutralized.

Moreover, Armenia’s armed forces continuously targeted Aghdam, Aghjabadi, Goranboy and Tartar regions with heavy artillery causing human suffering and damage to civil infrastructure. As a result of the attacks, a school was severely damaged in Aghdam regions Mahrizli village. In total, Armenia’s deliberate bombardment of residential areas killed 9 schoolchildren and destroyed or damaged 50 schools.

As of November 1, Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) found 311 unexploded ordnances, 1151 bomblets from 9N235 cluster munition, 640 exploded missiles part and etc.

As of October 31, in total 91 civilians, including children, women and elderly were killed, more than 404 civilians have been hospitalized with serious injuries. Currently, damages to private and public property being assessed (as of October 31, reported damages were around 2465 private houses, 97 apartment buildings and more than 455 civilian infrastructure).

Below is photo evidence from Armenia’s attack on a secondary school in the Aghdam region.

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