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Civilian casualties and damage inflicted upon civilian infrastructure as a result of Armenia’s act of aggression against Azerbaijan

FACT SHEET

Civilian casualties and damage inflicted upon civilian infrastructure as a result of Armenia’s act of aggression against Azerbaijan

(as of 22October 2020, 17:00 Baku time)

Since September 27, 2020 the armed forces of Armeniahave been indiscriminately targeting the civilian population, private houses and civilian infrastructure in Azerbaijan.By doing so, Armenia grossly violates its obligations under international humanitarian law, including the 1949 Geneva Conventions and its Additional Protocols as well asdisregards the humanitarian ceasefire declared on October 10 and 18.

On October 22 morning time, Armenia launched six operational-tactical ballistic missiles from its territory (Gafan and Jermukh regions) deliberately targeting residential areas and civilian infrastructure in Azerbaijan. 3 out of 6 missiles were fired at theSiyazan region at about 07.00 am, 2 missiles at the Gabala region, and 1 missile at the Kurdamir region at about 09.00am.
Siyazan, Kurdemir and Gabala regions of Azerbaijan are located far away from the zone of military operations. After targeting cities of Ganja and Mingachevir earlier, this is yet another attempt by Armenia to perpetrate new heinous crimes against peaceful population of Azerbaijan. By launching the attacks, Armenia attempts to expand the geography of the conflict zone that only serve to aggravate and escalate the situation.
As a result, resident of Hajally village of theGabalaregion– Murad Amirbeyov(2003) received various injuries. Five houses in the village were severely damaged. According to Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action’s (ANAMA) special teams inspecting the operation site in theGabala region it was determined that the missiles launched were “8K-14” ballistic (SCUD-type).
Also, Armenia targeted Oghuz-Gabala-Baku water pipeline, which supplies drinking water to the Absheron Peninsula and is of special strategic importance for Azerbaijan. Fortunately, Azerbaijan Air Defense Forces neutralized the missile and its parts consequently, fell in the 250 meters perimeter from the pipeline.

As of 21stof October, totally 63civilians, including 8 children and 18 women were killed, 293civilians (including 32 children and 69 women) have been hospitalized with serious injuries.2072 private houses, 90 apartment buildings and 388 civilian infrastructures were damaged and became unserviceable as a result of Armenia’s indiscriminate armed attacks.

Below given photos are the evidences from the scene.

 

FACT SHEET

Civilian casualties and damage inflicted upon civilian infrastructure as a result of Armenia’s act of aggression against Azerbaijan

(as of 21October 2020, 17:00 Baku time)

Since September 27, 2020 the armed forces of Armeniahave been indiscriminately targeting the civilian population, private houses and civilian infrastructure in Azerbaijan.By doing so, Armenia grossly violates its obligations under international humanitarian law, including the 1949 Geneva Conventions and its Additional Protocols as well asdisregards the humanitarian ceasefire declared on October 10 and 18.

On October 21st,since the morning hours the armed forces of Armenia are shelling the Tartar city and the territory of the region using artillery pieces.

In the last 48 hours, Armenia fired 498 shells at 6 cities of Azerbaijan – 423 times in Tartar, 49 times in Aghdam, 24 times in Aghjabadi and 2 times in Goranboy. There were 4 missile and 3 drone attacks, too. “Smerch” missiles were fired at Naftalan and Goranboy.

Special mobile groups of State Demining Agency – ANAMA carried out urgent demining activities upon urgent inquires in the Shenlik, Avshar, Hajilar villages of Aghjabedi region, Uchoglan village of Aghdam region, Gazakhlar, Garana villages of Barda region, and Khachin bridge of Beylagan region. During the search operations, 1 gas grenade, 1 military meteorological radio direction finder and 14 exploded shell remnants were found.The agency’s detonation team defused two 152 mm artillery shells (OF-29) and 1 drone, and mine risk education specialists carried out mine safety awareness campaigns among 2,357 civilians.

As a part of its clearance operations, ANAMA has also found 1143 9N235 bomblets in Aghgol area of Aghjabedi district, Gizilhajili, Tapgaraqoyunlu and Meshali villages of Goranboy district andAran settlement of Yevlakh district. Such bomblets placed in the 300 mm 9M525 rocketsare used by “SMERCH” MLRS and are defined as cluster munitions, prohibited under the international law.

As of 21stof October, totally 63civilians, including children and elderly were killed, 292civilians have been hospitalized with serious injuries.1981 private houses, 90 apartment buildings and 386 civilian infrastructures were damaged and became unserviceable as a result of Armenia’s indiscriminate armed attacks.

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