Suffering a bitter defeat on the battlefields of the 44-day-long Patriotic War ever since it started on 27 September, Armenians resorted to provocations.

To make up for their losses, the military-political leadership of Armenia pounded our cities and villages, located away from the frontline, with heavy artillery and rocket strikes.

Sitting close to the frontline, Aghjabadi District was one of the places that was heavily stricken by Armenian artillery and missiles.

During one of such strikes the occupant forces launched on Aghjabadi District around 3:00 PM on 4 October 2020, a heavy artillery shell hit a cafe building in Taynag village. The attack claimed the life of 14-year-old Farid Dilafat Iskandarov, who died under the rubble; another person was wounded. Besides, heavy damage was dealt to civil infrastructure facilities.

Armenian forces launched 3 rockets on the city of Aghjabadi on 5 October; one of them failed to explode, the second hit a residential yard and crushed a house, and the third hit another residence.

The third rocket wounded Elshan Mehdi Ibrahimov (b. 1994) and his niece Ayan Rovshan Ibrahimova (b. 2015), who were admitted to hospital; their house sustained severe damage.

Early in the morning on 18 October, the enemy subjected Aghjabadi district to heavy rocket and artillery shelling, damaging over 25 houses in Yukhari Giyameddinli and Garakhanli villages.
It was quite systematically during the Patriotic War that Armenian military forces used heavy artillery and ballistic missiles to pound Aghjabadi District.

Using heavy artillery and ballistic missiles against Ganja, Barda, Yevlakh, Beylagan, Agdam, Terter, Qabala, Goranboy, Aghjabadi, Khizi and other localities and districts, Armenian armed forces would grossly violate the norms and principles of international law, the Geneva Convention of 1949 and Additional Protocols thereto, as well as judgements and resolutions of UN Security Council. The Armenian military transgressions killed a total of 94 non-combatants, 12 children and 27 women among them; 414 civilians were wounded; 12 292 residential and non-residential facilities were damaged, as well as 288 vehicles and 1018 farms.

Apart from civilian casualties, Armenian bombardments also dealt damage to residential houses, industrial facilities, schools and a hospital, prompting a massive evacuation.

Some influential international organizations denounced Armenian military forces for violation of laws of war and rocket and artillery strikes on towns and villages that had resulted in civilian casualties.

The General's Prosecutor Office of the Republic of Azerbaijan stated that it would do its best to exposure Armenia as an occupying and aggressor country on a global scale, and appeal, pursuant to local and international law, to international authorities so that the culprit is brought to accountability and suffer the full penalty of sanctions.

We firmly believe that justice will soon triumph, and Armenian butchers will be brought to fair punishment for barbarous slaughter of peaceful people in Ganja and other towns and regions.

Victim of Armenian terror in Aghjabadi:
Source: General Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Azerbaijan

7 October 2021

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