The armed forces of Armenia yesterday continued to target the civilian population, private houses and other civilian infrastructure in residential areas along the Line of Contact in a gross violation of its obligations under international humanitarian law, including the 1949 Geneva Conventions.
Civilian facilities, such as hospitals, medical centres, school buildings, kindergartens as well as graveyards have been subjected to indiscriminate shelling by armed forces of Armenia, including from artillery and other large-caliber weaponry.
Twenty-five civilians, including children and elderly were killed and 127 civilians hospitalized with various injuries as a consequence of heavy artillery shelling. As a result of armed attack 316 houses and 56 civilian facilities were destroyed. In the last 24 hours three civilians were killed, 30 people were injured; more than 170 houses and civilian facilities were destroyed.
The Armenian armed forces continued tactical ballistic missile, large calibre artillery and rocket strikes on densely populated areas of Ganja, Mingachevir, Beylagan, Goranboy, Goygol, Barda, Terter, Zardab, Khizi and Absheron regions from the occupied territories of Azerbaijan and the territory of Armenia, including from Gorus, Sisyan, Jemruk, Berd cities.
According to the information provided by the Ministry of Defence of Azerbaijan, “Tochka-U” tactical missiles, multiple rocket launch systems including “Smerch”, “Uragan” and “Grad” as well as other heavy artillery are used by Armenian armed forces during the indiscriminate targeting of residential areas and civilian objects in the territory of Azerbaijan. Residential areas of Turkoba village of Khizi region and Pirishikul village of Absheron region were repotedly targeted by the Armed Forces of Armenia with “Scud” tactical ballistic missiles.