Foreign media reps, military attaches attend memorial event for two-year-old Zahra killed in Armenian shelling
- 06 July 2017
Representatives of several foreign media outlets and foreign military attaches accredited in Azerbaijan attended the memorial event for two-year-old Zahra and her grandmother, both of whom were killed as a result of the shelling of Azerbaijan’s Alikhanli village by Armenian armed units on July 4, APA’s Karabakh bureau reported.
The guests offered their condolences over the bereaved family members, expressing solidarity with them.
On July 6, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry, the Defense Ministry, the General Prosecutor’s Office and the Fuzuli District Executive Authority organized a trip for representatives of several foreign media outlets and foreign military attaches accredited in Azerbaijan 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 were among the visitors.
In addition, 15 military attaches of 12 countries visited Alkhanli.
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 Zahra Guliyeva, 2, were killed. Sarvinaz Guliyeva, 52, was injured.