Since September 27 2020 the Armed Forces of Armenia have been indiscriminately targeting the civilian population and civil infrastructure along the Line of Contact and regions located from the conflict zone. This is a gross violation of Armenian obligations under international humanitarian law, including the 1949 Geneva Conventions and its Additional Protocols.
Despite the humanitarian truce agreed during the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Armenia in Moscow with the mediation of the Russian Federation, as well as decision regarding the temporary humanitarian ceasefire from 00:00 local time on October 18, the armed forces of Armenia continues to attack the residential areas and civilian infrastructure in Azerbaijan.
On October 18, from 00:05 am to 04:00 am the Armenian armed forces units stationed in Chambarak and Berd regions of Armenia using large-caliber weapons fired at the positions of the Azerbaijan Army in Gadabay, Goyugol and Tovuz regions.
Ignoring to comply with the new ceasefire regime Armenia fired at the vicinity of the Jabrayil city, as well as the villages of this region liberated from the occupation and located along the Araz River and Aghdam, Aghdere, Fizuli, Hadrut regions using mortars and artillery. There are no losses among the military personnel.
On 18-19 October 2020, residential areas of Aghdam, Aghjabadi (Yukhari Qiyamaddinli, Qarakhanli and Poladli villages), Goranboy, Tartar (Alasgarli village) and Khizi were under constant mortar, rocket and artillery shelling of armed forces of Armenia. As a result of shelling of Tartar by Armenia city’s secondary school No. 1 and cotton factory got seriously damaged.
On 18th of October, around 13:00, armed forces of Armenia launched missile to Khizi city of Azerbaijan, which is located 300 km away from the theatre of operations, aiming to hit Baku – Novorossiysk oil pipeline. Fortunately, this time missile was naturalized by the Air Defense Forces of Azerbaijan. ANAMA’s special mobile operation team went to the scene and found the remains of the 300 missile in the Sitalchay area. Search operations were conducted in Agdam, Agjabadi, Fizuli, Jabrayil, Tartar, Beylagan, Goranboy regions and Ganja by ANAMA. According to findings Armenia fired cluster munitions in Goranboy, Agjabadi
and Yevlakh on October 4th and 5th. Also, a 122 mm artillery shell containing white phosphorus was found and confiscated in Fuzuli region. So far, a total of 11 Elbrus missiles were found. As it was reported earlier, bodies of two missing children,
Khalilli Maryam and Khalilli Orkhan, a minor sister and brother, were found on 18th of October under the debris in Ganja after missile attack launched by armed forces of Armenia.
Since Armenia’s new aggression against Azerbaijan on September 27, 2020, 343 civilians became victims of Armenia’s deliberate attacks including 61 civilians killed and 282 were seriously wounded. In total, 1846 private houses, 90 apartment
buildings and 341 civilian infrastructures were damaged and became unserviceable as a result of Armenia’s indiscriminate attacks.