Aide to the President: "Azerbaijan reserves right to neutralize legitimate military targets in case of attacks from Armenian territory"

Aide to the President: "Azerbaijan reserves right to neutralize legitimate military targets in case of attacks from Armenian territory"
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  • calendar-gray 14 October 2020

Under the guise of a humanitarian trust, the Armenian armed forces continue to attack Azerbaijani cities with missiles and artillery, Assistant of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Head of Foreign Policy Affairs Department of the Presidential Administration Hİkmet Hajiyev said, APA reports.

Mr. Hajiyev emphasized that missile attacks against Azerbaijan are carried out from the territory of Armenia: "Armenia is trying to expand the geography of the conflict and involve third parties in the conflict. Azerbaijan has no military targets in Armenia."

Assistant to Azerbaijani President noted that on October 11, a SCUD ballistic missile was also fired from Armenian territory into the densely populated area of Ganja, the second-largest city in Azerbaijan: "This is the first case in the OSCE area that a SCUD missile which has great destruction power has been used against civilians outside the war zone. In general, it is one of the rare cases observed in recent military conflicts around the world.”

According to him, Armenia’s operative-tactical ballistic rocket systems were brought to the starting position this morning and targeted Azerbaijan’s Ganja, Mingachevir, and other cities again: “In order to save the lives of civilians rocket complexes with these legitimate military targets ready to fire, with a preventive strike had been neutralized. The Armenian Defence Ministry itself had to admit that these rockets had been brought to combat readiness.” 

H. Hajiyev said that Terter city and villages of Aghdam are under fire from about 07:00 a.m. today: “One person was killed. 8 civilians were injured as a result of projectile shelling at the yard of the secondary school of Duyarli village. More than 100 projectiles were shelled. There are members of media representatives of Azerbaijan State Television among injured people.”

Assistant to President brought to attention that Azerbaijan is complying with the humanitarian truce: “However, on the case of rocket and other strikes to Azerbaijan’s military and civilian facilities, as well as civilians from Armenia’s territory, Azerbaijan reserves right to neutralize legitimate military targets in case of attacks from Armenian territory”

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