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Public to be provided with detailed information about martyrs - Azerbaijani MoD

03 December 2020 [17:57] - TODAY.AZ

By Trend

The detailed information on the names of the dead servicemen, their date of birth, military rank, and combat path will be additionally disclosed for the Azerbaijani public, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry told Trend on Dec. 3.

The Commission, consisting of employees of the relevant state agencies, is working in this sphere.

“During the second Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh War, 2,783 servicemen of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces died,” the ministry said. “The work is underway to identify 103 servicemen by using DNA analysis. More than 100 Azerbaijani servicemen are considered missing. Necessary activities are being taken to find them and inform their families. Currently, 1,245 servicemen are being treated in medical institutions.”

Following over a month of military action to liberate its territories from Armenian occupation, Azerbaijan has pushed Armenia to sign the surrender document. A joint statement on the matter was made by the Azerbaijani president, Armenia's PM, and the president of Russia.

A complete ceasefire and a cessation of all hostilities in the zone of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is introduced at 00:00 hours (Moscow time) on 10 November 2020.

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.

Back in July 2020, the Armenian Armed Forces violated the ceasefire in the direction of Azerbaijan's Tovuz district. As a result of Azerbaijan's retaliation, the opposing forces were silenced. The fighting continued the following days as well. Azerbaijan lost a number of military personnel members, who died fighting off the attacks of the Armenian Armed Forces.

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.


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