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US News Armenia and Azerbaijan accuse each other of targeted attacks on civilians.

04:40  05 october  2020
04:40  05 october  2020 Source:   pressfrom.com

Nagorno-Karabakh: France and the Pope call for an end to hostilities

 Nagorno-Karabakh: France and the Pope call for an end to hostilities HAUT-KARABAKH-FRANCE: Nagorno-Karabakh: France and the Pope call for an end to hostilities © Reuters / Reuters Staff HAUT-KARABAKH: FRANCE AND POPE CALL FOR END HOSTILITIES PARIS / EREVAN (Reuters) - France expressed its deep concern on Sunday at the clashes in Nagorno-Karabakh and called on the two camps to immediately cease hostilities and resume dialogue, a the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Azerbaijan country profile. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said on Sunday he was confident of regaining It is common in this decades-long conflict for both sides to accuse the other of firing the first shots Armenia 's defence ministry said an attack on civilian settlements in Nagorno-Karabakh

Long-simmering tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan appear to have flared up in the contested Nagorno-Karabakh region, with both sides accusing each other of attacking civilians . Armenia earlier claimed that its neighbor had targeted civilians in peaceful areas, including in

In the conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh region of the South Caucasus, Armenia and Azerbaijan have accused each other of targeting civilians. The Azerbaijani presidential adviser Hikmet Hajjev wrote on the Twitter short message service on Sunday evening that the Armenian armed forces had launched rocket attacks against "Azerbaijani civilians and civil infrastructure". The Armenian Foreign Ministry in turn accused the Azerbaijani troops of "deliberately attacking the civilian population" when attacking Stepanakert and other cities.

Im Konflikt um die Südkaukasus-Region Berg-Karabach haben sich Armenien und Aserbaidschan gegenseitig beschuldigt, gezielt die Zivilbevölkerung unter Beschuss zu nehmen. © Karo Sahakyan In the conflict over the South Caucasus region of Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia and Azerbaijan have accused each other of targeting civilians.

According to Armenian information, Azerbaijani soldiers bombed the capital of the self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, Stepanakert, again on Sunday. AFP reporters reported numerous explosions and clouds of black smoke over the city. Dead and injured were reported from Stepanakert and the city of Shusha.

Azerbaijan declares martial law, curfew in Baku

 Azerbaijan declares martial law, curfew in Baku © AFP PHOTO / ARMENIAN DEFENSE MINISTRY An image capture from a video made available on the official website of the Armenian Ministry of Defense on the 27th September, would show the destruction of Azeri military vehicles during clashes between Armenian separatists and Azerbaijan in the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

Fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan threatened to escalate as both sides accused each other of targeting border areas outside Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenian officials claimed Azerbaijan says 10 civilians have been killed and 30 wounded but has not said how many of troops have died.

Armenia and Azerbaijan clash over disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region – video report. Dozens of soldiers have been killed in the second day of Fighting was reported overnight on Sunday and throughout Monday, with both sides accusing each other of using heavy artillery, targeting civilians

Meanwhile, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense announced that Armenian troops had bombed the second largest Azerbaijani city of Ganja. Destroyed houses in the city of 330,000 people could be seen on video recordings. Hajjev said that Armenian forces had also attacked the industrial city of Mingechavir and the Absheron district, some 80 kilometers from the capital Baku.

One week after the start of the violent fighting over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, the tone of voice between the conflicting parties has become much sharper. International mediation attempts have so far been unsuccessful. The de facto government in Nagorno-Karabakh threatened on Sunday with an expansion of military activities to "the entire national territory of Azerbaijan".

Nagorno-Karabakh. Paris wants international coordination, Merkel calls for a ceasefire

 Nagorno-Karabakh. Paris wants international coordination, Merkel calls for a ceasefire © EPA-EFE / Hayk Baghdasaryan / PHOTOLURE Damage caused by the armed conflicts between Armenia and Azerbaijan This military escalation, in the aid of rockets and artillery fire, is the most important since the 1994 ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan. France will initiate coordination of the Minsk group on Nagorno-Karabakh, which it co-chairs with Russia and the United States, in the coming days to establish responsibilities and find a way out, said on Tuesday the Elysee.

Fighting has intensified in the South Caucasus, with Armenia and Azerbaijan exchanging fresh rocket fire and trading blame over attacks on civilian areas. More than 240 people have died, with both sides accusing each other of targeting civilians . Azerbaijan 's Defense Ministry said in a statement

19 Azerbaijani and 7 Armenian civilians killed;[22][23] 55 Azerbaijani [22] and 30+ Armenian civilians injured[19] 2 French journalists injured[24]. Hikmet Hajiyev, senior adviser to Azerbaijan 's president, Ilham Aliyev, accused Armenian forces of launching "deliberate and targeted " attacks

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) denounced the arbitrary bombing of towns and villages. International law forbids "indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks," said a statement by the Geneva-based organization on Sunday. The parties to the conflict must do everything possible to protect civilians and civil infrastructure.

Hundreds of buildings, schools and hospitals were damaged by the fierce fighting, criticized the ICRC. "Families are on the run in search of protection; others have withdrawn to underground rooms to protect themselves from the violence day and night in unheated cellars."

At least 250 people have been killed, including 42 civilians, since heavy fighting began a week ago. The reports on the number of victims are incomplete, however. Both parties to the conflict speak of thousands of fighters killed on the opponent's side and claim military success for themselves.

For decades, the former Soviet republics of Armenia and Azerbaijan have been fighting a bitter dispute over the Nagorno-Karabakh region in the South Caucasus, which is mostly inhabited by Armenians. The self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic is not recognized internationally and is considered part of Azerbaijan under international law.

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Alleged artillery attack on residential area in Azerbaijan .
Despite the ceasefire in the conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh region in the Caucasus, the bloodshed apparently continues. In the city of Ganja, in Azerbaijan, a residential building was apparently hit by a rocket. © Umit Bektas / Reuters The destroyed house in Ganja, Azerbaijan Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov wrote on Twitter that at least seven people had been killed in the artillery attack in the country's second largest city.

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