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Week passes since murder of little Zahra

12 July 2017 [15:36] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Rashid Shirinov

A week has passed since the murder of two Azerbaijani civilians – a woman and her granddaughter – by Armenian militaries and the aggressor country has not been duly punished yet.

The Armenian armed forces, using 82-mm and 120-mm mortars and grenade launchers, shelled the Alkhanli village of Azerbaijan’s Fuzuli region on July 4. As a result of this provocation, the residents of the village Sahiba Allahverdiyeva, 50, and Zahra Guliyeva, 2, were killed. Salminaz Guliyeva, 52, who got wounded, was taken to the hospital and was operated on

Residents of the Alkhanli village, which is located in 400 meters from the frontline, were living peaceful life before the incident. The Alkhanli villagers, accustomed to regular provocations of Armenians, were busy with their affairs.

“The Armenians were regularly firing the village with small arms,” resident of the village Mazahir Guliyev told an ARB 24 reporter. “But since July 2, they began to use artillery guns. On that day, Armenians were firing all the pastures and our distillery.”

Guliyev said that Armenians continued the ceasefire breaches during the next two days. “In the evening of July 4, they shelled the center of the village, and as a result two people died.”

"This is not the first time -- Armenians shell the village almost every day," said another resident of Alkhanli Sevinj Mammadova. "Previously, they fired at the cemeteries, constructions, but lately they targeted the people..."

Little Zahra was playing in the yard with her grandmother. Suddenly a shell thrown by the Armenian armed forces fell near them and killed innocent people – a 50-year-old grandmother and her tiny angel, who couldn’t even celebrate her second birthday. 

Today, life in the Alkhanli village goes on. The Armenians couldn’t frighten the Alkhanli residents.

“They are trying to scare us in this way. But they won't achieve their goal – we are not afraid of them,” said Salman Guliyev, the grandfather of the late Zahra.

By and large, Armenia has again resorted to a vile act and killed two more Azerbaijani citizens who were living their quiet life in their native village. However, the international community has again turned a blind eye to this terrible crime, as Armenia still remains unpunished for it. A number of international organizations disseminated their statements condemning this terror act, but none of them has taken a serious action against its perpetrator – Armenia.

Today, people living in Alkhanli village, as well as the whole Azerbaijani nation, believe that the day will come when the Armenian invaders will eventually withdraw from the occupied Azerbaijani lands, and the long-awaited peace will be restored in the region. After that, a normal life will come to all the frontier regions of Azerbaijan, and children will live quietly, without wincing from the roar of another Armenian bullet or shell.


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