By Akbar Mammadov
Armenia continues to shell Azerbaijan’s densely-populated areas, targeting civilians and civilian infrastructures.
Two more Azerbaijani civilians were killed and three others – including a child - were injured as Armenia fired heavy artillery on Azerbaijan’s densely populated villages on the line of contact on September 28. This brought the number of killed and wounded people to 9 and 33 respectively.
Residents of Tartar Disctricts - Abbasov Khalig, born in 1981, and his brother Abbasov Elshan, born in 1987 - were killed as a result of artillery shelling hitting the yard of an apartment-building built for the disabled and IDPs in Shikh Arkh settlement in the district, the Prosecutor General’s Office reported.
Two other residents of the district - Mammadov Seymur, born in 1984, and Mahmudov Faig, born in 1989 - were hospitalized with various injuries as a result of artillery shelling by the Armenian armed forces on the yard of the same apartment building.
14-year-old Haziyev Hilal was hospitalized with shrapnel wounds in his head in Cabrayil District’s Cocug Marjanli village as a result of fire opened by Armenian armed forces.
Prosecutor's Offices in Tartar and Jabrayil have launched criminal cases over the incidents.
The Prosecutor General’s Office emphasized that Armenian forces have chosen densely populated areas - regional and rural centres, civil infrastructure objects - hospitals, medical centres, school buildings, kindergartens as targets.
It should be noted that on September 27, five members of one family in the Azerbaijani village of Gashalti, Naftalan region were killed a result of Armenian shelling. Two of the killed family members are schoolchildren aged 14 and 13.
Armenian armed forces launched a large-scale operation in the front-line zone on September 27 at 6 am, shelling the positions of the Azerbaijani army from large-calibre weapons, mortars, and artillery installations of various calibres.
Azerbaijan launched a counter-offensive operation along the entire front to suppress the combat activity of the Armenian armed forces and ensure the safety of the civilian population. Azerbaijan liberated Garakhanbeyli, Garvend, Kend Horadiz, Yukhari Abdulrahmanli villages of Fizuli district, Boyuk Marjanli, and Nuzgar villages of Jabrayil district as well as strategically-important Murov height and destroyed the positions of the Armenian armed forces in the direction of the Agdere district and Murovdag.
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