Haberler      English      العربية      Pусский         Kurdî      Türkçe Delivering News and Insights Around the World Keltis
  En.Haberler.Com - Latest News
SEARCH IN NEWS:
  HOME PAGE 20/09/2021 08:30 
17.10.2020 02:27 News >> Armenian Attack Kills 5 Civilians In Ganja, Azerbaijan

Armenian Attack Kills 5 Civilians In Ganja, Azerbaijan

35 civilians injured in attacks, says assistant to the Azerbaijani president.

At least five civilians were killed and 35 injured after the Armenian army struck Azerbaijan's second-largest city, Ganja, with missile attacks, a top Azerbaijani official said Saturday.
"Two kids are among the dead. Emergency works are still going on. Armenia's terror and War Crimes continues," Hikmet Hajiyev, assistant to the Azerbaijani president, said on Twitter.
"Armenia's foreign ministry in vile manner attempts to deny its state responsibility for this nefarious war crimes," he said, stressing that Ganja is far from the combat zone.
"Innocent civilians in the second biggest city of Azerbaijan are under the indiscriminate and targeted missile attack of Armenia," Hajiyev said earlier.
"Unscrupulous calls for humanitarian ceasefire should see these war crimes of Armenia," he said.
More than 20 houses were destroyed, according to preliminary reports, he added.
"New missiles systems have been brought to Armenia. Immediately they started to attack civilians in Azerbaijani cities in treacherous and cruel manner," Hajiyev said in a separate tweet. It is a "manifestation of Armenia's state policy of terror," he said.
The Armenian army also launched missile attacks on Mingachevir.
Turkey's ruling party spokesman reiterated support for Azerbaijan and condemned Armenia's attacks.
"Armenia is killing civilians as a rogue state. It is carrying out brutal massacres. The murderers and their supporters are breaking the law. Attacks against Ganja are crimes against humanity," Omer Celik said on Twitter, noting the attacks and massacres will not go unpunished before adding that Armenia must be convicted in the name of humanity and law.
Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
Recent clashes erupted between the two countries Sept. 27, and since then, Armenia has continued its attacks on civilians and Azerbaijani forces.
Azerbaijan's Prosecutor General's Office said Friday that at least 47 civilians were killed and 222 injured because of new Armenian attacks.
Relations between the two former Soviet republics have been tense since 1991 when the Armenian military occupied Upper Karabakh, or Nagorno-Karabakh, an internationally recognized territory of Azerbaijan.
The OSCE Minsk Group – co-chaired by France, Russia, and the US – was formed in 1992 to find a peaceful solution to the conflict, but to no avail. A cease-fire, however, was agreed to in 1994. Multiple UN resolutions, as well as international organizations, demand the withdrawal of the occupying forces.
World powers, including Russia, France, and the US, have urged a new cease-fire. Turkey, meanwhile, has supported Baku's right to self-defense and demanded the withdrawal of Armenia's occupying forces.
About 20% of Azerbaijan's territory has remained under illegal Armenian occupation for nearly three decades.
*Writing by Gozde Bayar and Havva Kara Aydin -



        Latest News
Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – Sept. 20, 2021 21 minutes ago...
Daily briefing on novel coronavirus pandemic worldwide, Turkey, other developments.
Qatar Airways Flight Carries Over 230 People Evacuated From Afghanistan -9 minutes ago...
Passenger flight took off from Kabul bound for Doha, says Qatar Foreign Ministry spokeswoman.
Turkey Taking Leading Role Against Islamophobia: Erdogan 21 minutes ago...
Islamophobia has turned into a trend that disrupts Muslims' daily lives and threatens social peace, president says.
5 Parties Pass Election Threshold In Russian Parliamentary Polls -9 minutes ago...
Turnout stood at 45.15% by 6 p.m. Moscow time excluding online votes, says TASS news agency.
Turkey Taking Leading Role Against Islamophobia: Erdogan -24 minutes ago...
Islamophobia has turned into a trend that disrupts Muslims' daily lives and threatens social peace, president says.

 
      Top News
5 Parties Pass Election Threshold In Russian Parliamentary Polls 5 Parties Pass Election Threshold In Russian Parliamentary Polls
Putin's Party Leads As Polls Close In Russian Parliamentary Election Putin's Party Leads As Polls Close In Russian Parliamentary Election
Manchester United Score Late Goal To Defeat West Ham United 2-1 Manchester United Score Late Goal To Defeat West Ham United 2-1
Algeria Holds State Funeral For Ex-President Bouteflika Algeria Holds State Funeral For Ex-President Bouteflika
'Excessive Tech Use Can Hasten Aging' 'Excessive Tech Use Can Hasten Aging'
DR Congo Records Highest Foreign Exchange Reserves DR Congo Records Highest Foreign Exchange Reserves
Elephant Tusk Dating Back 17M Years Found In Southwestern Turkey Elephant Tusk Dating Back 17M Years Found In Southwestern Turkey
Pakistan Initiates Dialogue With Taliban For Inclusive Afghan Government Pakistan Initiates Dialogue With Taliban For Inclusive Afghan Government
Turkey Arrests 3 Over Alleged PKK, Daesh/ISIS Terror Links Turkey Arrests 3 Over Alleged PKK, Daesh/ISIS Terror Links
Turkey's Oldest Cyprus Operation Veteran Remembers Pivotal Errand Of Mercy Turkey's Oldest Cyprus Operation Veteran Remembers Pivotal Errand Of Mercy