Foreign media reps, military attaches pay tribute to Azerbaijani civilians killed in Armenian shelling
- 06 July 2017
Foreign media representatives and military attaches accredited in Azerbaijan have paid their respects at the graves of two-year-old Zahra Guliyeva and her grandmother Sahiba Allahverdiyeva, both of whom were killed in the Alkhanli village of Azerbaijan’s Fuzuli district as a consequence of Armenian shelling, APA’s Karabakh bureau reported.
Alkhanli village residents asked the guests to convey Armenian atrocities to the world.
“Let the world not turn a blind eye to the killing of children,” one resident said.
Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry, the Defense Ministry, the General Prosecutor’s Office and the Fuzuli District Executive Authority organized a trip of foreign military attaches and representatives of several foreign media outlets to the village of Alkhanli.
Correspondents of TRT TV channel, Ihlas News Agency, MIR TV, Associated Press, RIA Novosti, Voice of America, Interfax, BBC and other media outlets are among the visitors.
In addition, 15 military attaches of 12 countries are on a visit to the village of Alkhanli.
Military representatives of the US, Russia, Pakistan, China, Korea, Turkey, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Ukraine, Belarus and diplomats of the German embassy in Azerbaijan are among the visitors.
On July 4 at about 20:40 (GMT+4 hours), the Armenian armed forces again violated ceasefire and, using 82-mm and 120-mm mortars and grenade launchers, shelled Azerbaijani positions and territories where the civilian population lives, namely the Alkhanli village of the country’s Fuzuli district, thereby grossly violating the requirements of international law, the Azerbaijani defense ministry said earlier.
As a result of this provocation, the residents of the village Sahiba Guliyeva, 50, and Zakhra Guliyeva, 2, were killed. Sarvinaz Guliyeva, 52, was injured.