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Armenian Armed Forces attacked strategic targets in Azerbaijan - Prosecutor General

30 October 2020 [17:59] - TODAY.AZ

By Trend


Armenian Armed Forces attacked strategic targets in Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan’s Prosecutor General Kamran Aliyev said at a briefing held on Oct.30, Trend reports.

According to Aliyev, during these attacks the Armenian side used Scud missiles having great destructive power five times: 3 of the missiles were fired on the city of Ganja, 1 - Gabala, and 1 - Kurdamir.

"During the attack from the Smerch missile systems, the Armenians also used shells with a cluster warhead. They tried to hit the largest power plant in the Caucasus, the Mingachevir TPP, the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan, and Baku-Novorossiysk oil pipelines, as well as the Baku-Oghuz-Gabala water pipeline," he added.

Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of the Azerbaijani army on the front line, using large-caliber weapons, mortars, and artillery on Sept. 27.

Azerbaijan responded with a counter-offensive along the entire front. As a result of retaliation, Azerbaijani troops liberated a number of territories previously occupied by Armenia, as well as take important, strategic heights under control.

The fighting continued into October 2020, in the early days of which Armenia has launched missile attacks on Azerbaijani cities of Ganja, Mingachevir, Khizi as well as Absheron district.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, the Armenian Armed Forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on the withdrawal of its armed forces from Nagorno Karabakh and the surrounding districts.

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