By Akbar Mammadov
Armenia continues to shell Azerbaijan’s densely-populated areas, targeting civilians and civilian infrastructures.
Another Azerbaijani civilian was killed as Armenia fired heavy artillery on Azerbaijan’s densely populated villages on the line of contact on September 29, biringing the civilian death toll to 11 since the outbreak of clashes on September 27.
Resident of Agdam District - Sariyev Elmaddin, born in 1997, died from the shrapnel wound as an artillery shell fell on the medical centre in Aghdam's Garadagli village at 1 pm, the Prosecutor General’s Office reported. The building of the centre was destroyed and the residents in that area were evacuated in the attack. Two more civilians were killed earlier that day in Tartar district.
Some 65 houses, five civilian facilities have been destroyed and many cattle and livestock have perished in Armenian artillery attacks.
Overall, 33 civilians have been hospitalized with various injuries as a result of Armenian attacks, the Prosecutor General's Office said.
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. Moreover, 14-year-old-child 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 on September 29.
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.
Akbar Mammadov is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow him on Twitter: @AkbarMammadov97
Follow us on Twitter @AzerNewsAz