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.
Instructed by the Armenian government, the enemy's military forces committed heinous crimes against humanity in Ganja, Barda, Terter, Yevlakh, Beylagan, Qabala, Goranboy, Aghjabadi, Agdam, Mingachevir, Khizi and other towns and districts.
According to the General Prosecutor's Office, Armenian heavy artillery and rocket strikes on densely populated localities during the second Karabakh war claimed the lives of 93 civilians, 12 children and 27 women among them; 454 people were wounded; 12,292 residential and non-residential facilities, 288 vehicles and 1018 farms sustained damage as a result.
Apart from civilian casualties, Armenian bombardments also dealt damage to residential houses, industrial facilities, schools and a hospital, prompting a massive evacuation.
These treacherous attacks dealt the greatest damage to Azerbaijan's second largest city, Ganja, which is located far away from the frontline. During the second Karabakh war, it was five times (on 4, 5, 8, 11, and 17 October) that Armenian military forces pounded Ganja with rockets and heavy artillery shells.