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World Azerbaijan, Armenia report shelling of cities despite truce

15:30  11 october  2020
15:30  11 october  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Azerbaijan ’s Defense Ministry, in the meantime, reported that “ despite the ceasefire agreement” Armenia had launched attacks against several Azerbaijani regions. Yerevan quickly denied these claims. The truce was agreed overnight on Friday following intense talks between the Armenian and

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BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Azerbaijan has accused Armenia of attacking large cities overnight in violation of the cease-fire deal brokered by Russia that seeks to end the worst outbreak of hostilities in the separatist Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Azerbaijani soldiers and firefighters search for survivors after rocket fire overnight by Armenian forces, early Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in a residential area in Ganja, Azerbaijan's second largest city, near the border with Armenia. Several civilians were killed and dozens were wounded. Russian President Vladimir Putin brokered a cease-fire on Friday in a series of calls with President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan and Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian. (Ismail Coskun/IHA via AP) © Provided by Associated Press Azerbaijani soldiers and firefighters search for survivors after rocket fire overnight by Armenian forces, early Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in a residential area in Ganja, Azerbaijan's second largest city, near the border with Armenia. Several civilians were killed and dozens were wounded. Russian President Vladimir Putin brokered a cease-fire on Friday in a series of calls with President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan and Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian. (Ismail Coskun/IHA via AP) A man walks past a damaged building in a residential area in Ganja, Azerbaijan's second largest city, near the border with Armenia, after rocket fire overnight by Armenian forces, early Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. Several civilians were killed and dozens were wounded. Russian President Vladimir Putin brokered a cease-fire on Friday in a series of calls with President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan and Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian.(Ismail Coskun/IHA via AP) © Provided by Associated Press A man walks past a damaged building in a residential area in Ganja, Azerbaijan's second largest city, near the border with Armenia, after rocket fire overnight by Armenian forces, early Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. Several civilians were killed and dozens were wounded. Russian President Vladimir Putin brokered a cease-fire on Friday in a series of calls with President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan and Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian.(Ismail Coskun/IHA via AP)

The Azerbaijani authorities said Sunday that nine civilians have been killed and over 30 wounded after Armenian forces fired missiles overnight on Ganja, Azerbaijan's second-largest city, and hit a residential building. According to Azerbaijan's Prosecutor General's office, the city of Mingachevir also came under missile attacks early Sunday.

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Azerbaijan ’s Defense Ministry claimed that Armenia had launched volleys of rockets at the town of Hadrut in Armenia ’s Defense Ministry spokesperson Shushan Stepanyan, meanwhile, said that Azerbaijan used Reports of fighting emerged as the ceasefire came into effect at noon local time.

Azerbaijan 's foreign ministry said that overnight shelling by Armenian forces on the country's second largest city Overnight shelling has left seven dead in the city of Ganja, Azerbaijan has said. The truce officially entered into force at noon on Saturday but both sides almost immediately accused

Women sit outside their damaged houses after rocket fire overnight by Armenian forces, early Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in a residential area in Ganja, Azerbaijan's second largest city, near the border with Armenia. Several civilians were killed and dozens were wounded. Russian President Vladimir Putin brokered a cease-fire on Friday in a series of calls with President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan and Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian. (Ismail Coskun/IHA via AP) © Provided by Associated Press Women sit outside their damaged houses after rocket fire overnight by Armenian forces, early Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in a residential area in Ganja, Azerbaijan's second largest city, near the border with Armenia. Several civilians were killed and dozens were wounded. Russian President Vladimir Putin brokered a cease-fire on Friday in a series of calls with President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan and Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian. (Ismail Coskun/IHA via AP)

Nagorno-Karabakh's military officials on Sunday denied attacking Ganja and said the territory's army is observing the cease-fire. They added that Azerbaijani forces shelled Stepanakert, the region's capital, and other towns during the night in violation of the truce.

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Missiles, intense shelling reported by both countries ahead of truce . The Nagorno-Karabakh region’s ombudsman Artak Beglaryan claimed that Azerbaijan Meanwhile, Azerbaijan ’s defence ministry has accused Armenia of shelling several civilian areas. “ Armenian armed forces are intensively shelling

The recent bout of fighting between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces started Sept. 27 and left hundreds of people dead in the biggest escalation of the decades-old conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh since a separatist war there ended in 1994. The region lies in Azerbaijan but has been under control of ethnic Armenian forces backed by Armenia.

The foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan signed a truce in Moscow after Russian President Vladimir Putin had brokered it in a series of calls with President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan and Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian.

The cease-fire deal was announced in early Saturday, after 10 hours of talks in the Russian capital sponsored by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, and took effect at noon Saturday. The deal stipulated that the cease-fire should pave the way for talks on settling the conflict.

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Azerbaijan and Armenia have accused each other of violating the ceasefire in the Nagorno-Karabakh region late on Saturday. The capital of the self-proclaimed The capital of the self-proclaimed republic, Stepankert, has reportedly come under heavy shelling . Azerbaijan , for its part, accused Armenia of

Azerbaijan 's foreign ministry said that overnight shelling by Armenian forces on the country's second largest city , Ganja, had left seven people dead On Sunday, the defense ministry in the breakaway region insisted Armenian forces were respecting the humanitarian ceasefire and in turn accused

Soldiers and firefighters search for survivors in a residential area that was hit by rocket fire overnight by Armenian forces, early Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Ganja, Azerbaijan's second largest city, near the border with Armenia. Several civilians were killed and dozens were wounded. Russian President Vladimir Putin brokered a cease-fire on Friday in a series of calls with President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan and Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian.(Ismail Coskun/IHA via AP) © Provided by Associated Press Soldiers and firefighters search for survivors in a residential area that was hit by rocket fire overnight by Armenian forces, early Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Ganja, Azerbaijan's second largest city, near the border with Armenia. Several civilians were killed and dozens were wounded. Russian President Vladimir Putin brokered a cease-fire on Friday in a series of calls with President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan and Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian.(Ismail Coskun/IHA via AP)

If the truce had held, it would mark a major diplomatic coup for Russia, which has a security pact with Armenia but also cultivated warm ties with Azerbaijan.


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However, minutes after the cease-fire took force, both sides accused each other of continuing attacks in violation of the deal.

The situation in the region was “relatively calm” on Sunday morning, according to Nagorno-Karabakh leader Arayik Harutyunyan, with only minor hostilities along the frontline. But it was unclear whether the calm would last, he said.

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Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed to a Russia-brokered ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh starting on Saturday, but immediately accused each other of Minutes after the truce took force, the Armenian military accused Azerbaijan of shelling the area near the town of Kapan in southeastern Armenia

fire, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reports .As a result of the shelling , a resident of Turan: The Armenian Armed Forces at night and in the morning subjected the cities of Ganja, Barda and As a result of the shelling , a resident of the Shahmammadli village of the Goranboy region Turian

Soldiers and firefighters search for survivors in a residential area that was hit by rocket fire overnight by Armenian forces, early Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Ganja, Azerbaijan's second largest city, near the border with Armenia. Several civilians were killed and dozens were wounded. Russian President Vladimir Putin brokered a cease-fire on Friday in a series of calls with President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan and Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian.(Ismail Coskun/IHA via AP) © Provided by Associated Press Soldiers and firefighters search for survivors in a residential area that was hit by rocket fire overnight by Armenian forces, early Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Ganja, Azerbaijan's second largest city, near the border with Armenia. Several civilians were killed and dozens were wounded. Russian President Vladimir Putin brokered a cease-fire on Friday in a series of calls with President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan and Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian.(Ismail Coskun/IHA via AP)

“There is no shelling of our towns and villages. At the frontline, there is some shooting with the use of artillery. There are some skirmishes on the border,” Harutyunyan said. “Since the morning it seems calm, but within minutes the situation can change.”

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Associated Press writers Daria Litvinova in Moscow and Avet Demourian in Yerevan, Armenia, contributed to this report.

A house burns after shelling by Azerbaijan's artillery following the beginning of the cease-fire during a military conflict in Stepanakert, the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, late Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed to a Russia-brokered cease-fire in Nagorno-Karabakh starting Saturday, but immediately accused each other of derailing the deal intended to end the worst outbreak of hostilities in the separatist region in more than a quarter-century. (AP Photo) © Provided by Associated Press A house burns after shelling by Azerbaijan's artillery following the beginning of the cease-fire during a military conflict in Stepanakert, the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, late Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed to a Russia-brokered cease-fire in Nagorno-Karabakh starting Saturday, but immediately accused each other of derailing the deal intended to end the worst outbreak of hostilities in the separatist region in more than a quarter-century. (AP Photo) Soldiers and firefighters search for survivors in a residential area that was hit by rocket fire overnight by Armenian forces, early Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Ganja, Azerbaijan's second largest city, near the border with Armenia. Several civilians were killed and dozens were wounded. Russian President Vladimir Putin brokered a cease-fire on Friday in a series of calls with President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan and Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian.(Ismail Coskun/IHA via AP) © Provided by Associated Press Soldiers and firefighters search for survivors in a residential area that was hit by rocket fire overnight by Armenian forces, early Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Ganja, Azerbaijan's second largest city, near the border with Armenia. Several civilians were killed and dozens were wounded. Russian President Vladimir Putin brokered a cease-fire on Friday in a series of calls with President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan and Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian.(Ismail Coskun/IHA via AP)

Nagorno-Karabakh volunteers get weapons as clashes intensify .
MARTUNI, Nagorno-Karabakh (AP) — As the fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces rages on in the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, its residents are joining volunteer squads to defend their towns. The Ovanisyan family and their neighbors were called Wednesday to receive their Kalashnikov rifles to help protect Martuni, a town close to the front line in the eastern part of the region. “I was summoned to the recruitment office to give me a gun so I can defend my land. I am always ready to fight for the well-being of my children," said Valery Ovanisyan, a 64-year-old Martuni resident.

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