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World Azerbaijan Says 12 Civilians Killed in Ganja City Shelling

11:50  17 october  2020
11:50  17 october  2020 Source:   bloomberg.com

Armenia, Azerbaijan tensions rise amid claims of new attacks

  Armenia, Azerbaijan tensions rise amid claims of new attacks YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan escalated Wednesday, as both sides exchanged accusations and claims of new attacks over the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, where heavy fighting continues for a third week despite a cease-fire deal. In a statement compounding fears of a wider conflict, Armenian Defense Ministry claimed it reserves the right to target Azerbaijani military objects and troop movements. That followed an announcement by the Azerbaijani military that it destroyed an Armenian missile system “targeted ... to inflict casualties among the peaceful population and to destroy civilian infrastructure.

Azerbaijan has said at least 12 people have died after shelling levelled a row of homes in the city of Ganja , with 40 more wounded in a sharp escalation of the The attack came only six days after a missile struck another residential part of the city of more than 300,000 people, killing 10 civilians .

Search and rescue teams in the city of Ganja , Azerbaijan , during the fighting over the disputed region of Officials in Baku claim an Armenian rocket strike left 12 people dead and dozens more wounded amid ongoing clashes over Further update: More than 10 civilians killed , around 40 are wounded.

(Bloomberg) -- Azerbaijan said that 12 people were killed and more than 40 were seriously injured after a missile hit the city of Ganja.

a pile of garbage: GANJA, AZERBAIJAN - OCTOBER 17: Search and rescue teams work on the blast site hit by a rocket during the fighting over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh on October 17, 2020 in Ganja, Azerbaijan. Fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan continued for a second day Monday, with both sides accusing the other of strikes on civilian settlements. The heart of the conflict is the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, which is legally considered to be part of Azerbaijan but largely populated by ethnic Armenians who declared independence in 1991. (Photo by Aziz Karimov/Getty Images) © Photographer: Aziz Karimov/Getty Images Europe GANJA, AZERBAIJAN - OCTOBER 17: Search and rescue teams work on the blast site hit by a rocket during the fighting over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh on October 17, 2020 in Ganja, Azerbaijan. Fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan continued for a second day Monday, with both sides accusing the other of strikes on civilian settlements. The heart of the conflict is the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, which is legally considered to be part of Azerbaijan but largely populated by ethnic Armenians who declared independence in 1991. (Photo by Aziz Karimov/Getty Images)

The foreign affairs ministry suggested in a post on Twitter that Armenia was responsible for the shelling. The two countries have been fighting over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh since late September.

Azerbaijan, Armenia report shelling of cities despite truce

  Azerbaijan, Armenia report shelling of cities despite truce 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. 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.

❮ ❯ 12 killed in Armenian attack in Ganja , Azerbaijan . GANJA , AZERBAIJAN - OCTOBER 17: People cry as search and rescue operation is Azerbaijani air defense destroyed Armenian missiles launched at that city , the General Prosecutors of Azerbaijan said in a statement that indicated the

Azerbaijani authorities say Armenia fired a ballistic missile at Ganja city , a claim Yerevan denies. The 12 th-century Persian poet Nizami Ganjavi was born here and the Nizami Mausoleum is located An Azerbaijani man lays in a hospital bed after recent shelling in Ganja , Azerbaijan , October 11

a pile of garbage: GANJA, AZERBAIJAN - OCTOBER 17: Search and rescue teams work on the blast site hit by a rocket during the fighting over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh on October 17, 2020 in Ganja, Azerbaijan. Fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan continued for a second day Monday, with both sides accusing the other of strikes on civilian settlements. The heart of the conflict is the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, which is legally considered to be part of Azerbaijan but largely populated by ethnic Armenians who declared independence in 1991. (Photo by Aziz Karimov/Getty Images) © Photographer: Aziz Karimov/Getty Images Europe GANJA, AZERBAIJAN - OCTOBER 17: Search and rescue teams work on the blast site hit by a rocket during the fighting over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh on October 17, 2020 in Ganja, Azerbaijan. Fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan continued for a second day Monday, with both sides accusing the other of strikes on civilian settlements. The heart of the conflict is the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, which is legally considered to be part of Azerbaijan but largely populated by ethnic Armenians who declared independence in 1991. (Photo by Aziz Karimov/Getty Images)

Armenia didn’t fire any missile toward Azerbaijan, according to Armenian Defence Ministry spokeswoman Shushan Stepanyan.

Nagorno-Karabakh truce under severe strain as both sides allege violations

  Nagorno-Karabakh truce under severe strain as both sides allege violations Nagorno-Karabakh truce under severe strain as both sides allege violationsBAKU/YEREVAN (Reuters) - A Russian-brokered humanitarian ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh was under severe strain on Sunday a day after it was agreed, with Azerbaijan and Armenia accusing each other of serious violations and crimes against civilians.

Ganja , Azerbaijan – On Sunday, at about 2am, the people of Ganja , Azerbaijan ’s second city , were awakened People carry the coffins of Anar Aliyev and his wife Nurchin Aliyeva, killed in Ganja attack during The city , the industrial centre of western Azerbaijan , is steeped in history. The 12 th-century

Azerbaijan said two civilians had been killed in shelling on the southern town of Beylagan, where residents were picking through the rubble of destroyed homes. Each side accused the other of targeting civilian areas. In a fiery address to the nation on Sunday, the Azerbaijani president, Ilham Aliyev, set


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The Azeri foreign affairs ministry said two minors were among the dead. A Facebook post from the country’s General Prosecutor’s Office said missiles hit a civilian settlement in the city.

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