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, Goranboy District was one of the places that was heavily stricken by Armenian artillery and missiles.

On 5 October 2020, the enemy's military forces launched heavy artillery attack on towns and villages of Goranboy District, killing Qizilhajili village dweller Raziyya Bayramali Abbasova (b. 1955). Shells launched by the enemy also wounded dwellers of another residential house, Mashdi Ibrahim Hasanov (b. 1958), his daughter Sevinj Hasanova (b.1984) and grandson Eljan Elgun Hasanov (b. 2011), who were admitted to hospital alongside Rasim Nadir Alakbarov (b. 1969), who was wounded by a shell fragment on the street.

On 6 October, the enemy pounded the district using Smerch multiple rocket When the payload exploded, the bomblets hit an area within a 200 meter radius.. Luckily, the rocket hit an uninhabited area, so there were no casualties.

As Armenian military forces shelled Shahmammadli village (Goranboy District) on 8 October, Guliyeva Turyan Tofig (b. 1957) was killed in her own house.

On 25 October, the enemy launched widely banned cluster munitions on Mashali village (Goranboy District), deliberately targeting non-combatants. Fortunately, the rocket hit an uninhabited area, so there were no casualties.
In the morning of 29 October, the enemy once again pounded the district with heavy artillery and rocket strikes from various directions. A shell ripped through a house in Tapqaraqoyunlu village, killing Flora Garash Ziyadova (b. 1967), a village dweller; her house sustained severe damage.

It was quite systematically during the Patriotic War that Armenian military forces used heavy artillery and ballistic missiles to pound Goranboy 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 93 non-combatants, 12 children and 27 women among them; 454 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.

Victims of Armenian terror in Goranboy:
Source: General Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Azerbaijan

7 October 2021

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