Over 16,000 shells were fired at the Tartar district of Azerbaijan by Armenian Armed Forces within 44 days of hostilities, the Head of the regional executive administration Mustagim Mammadov said.
Mammadov made the remark during the visit of representatives of the diplomatic corps, heads of representative offices of international organizations in Azerbaijan to Tartar city, Trend reports on Nov.28.
According to him, the Armenian forces mainly exposed the city to artillery fire. Including the city of Tartar, 44 settlements of the district were attacked.
"Twenty-one prohibited shells were fired at the area from the Smerch missile rocket systems. Heavy damage was inflicted on 4,000 facilities, 2,000 private houses, and numerous school buildings," added the official.
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 were 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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