A year passes since Armenia shelled Azerbaijan's Barda using cluster bombs which killed 21 civilians and wounded 70

A year passes since Armenia shelled Azerbaijan
# 28 October 2021 00:00 (UTC +04:00)

One year has passed since Armenia’s shelling at Barda next time during Patriotic War, APA reports.

On October 28, 2020, at about 1 pm, the Armenian armed forces’ strikes hit Barda city located far from the front line, using cluster bombs prohibited by international law.

As a result of the strikes on densely populated areas and trade facilities were located, 21 people were killed, about 70 people were injured, the city's civil infrastructure and vehicles were severely damaged.

Note that one day before this – on October 27 at about 4 p.m. Armenian armed forces fired at Garayusifli village of Barda district of Azerbaijan using heavy artillery.

As a result, 5 civilians were killed, 13 people were wounded.

During the Patriotic war – from September 27 to November 10, on October 5, 8, 27, 28 and November 7, as a result of shelling of Barda district using various weapons, missiles and banned cluster bombs, in total, 29 residents of the district were killed, 112 people were wounded. Two of the killed were children, 8 of them were women and 19 of them were men.

During the Patriotic war, besides Barda, the Armenian armed forces shelled at other Azerbaijani residential settlements. During the 44-day Patriotic War, Ganja was subjected to missile shelling by Armenia on October 4, 5, 8, 11 and 17, 26 civilians (one infant, 5 children, 10 women, 10 men) were killed, 175 people were injured.

As a result of aggressive attacks by the enemy, 8 civilians (2 children, 5 women, one man) were killed, 12 people were injured in Goranboy district, 17 people (one kid, one woman, 15 men) were killed, 59 people were injured in Tartar district, two people (2 women) were killed, 5 were injured in Beylagan, one person (one child) were killed, 19 people were injured in Aghjabadi, 3 people (3 men) were killed, 18 people were injured in Fuzuli region, 7 people (one woman, 6 men) were killed, 47 people were injured in Aghdam, 4 people in Mingachevir, one person in Dashkasan, one person in Jabrayil, one person in Tovuz was injured.

During the Patriotic War, as a result of shelling Azerbaijani residential settlements by Armenia, in total, 93 civilians (one infant, 11 children, 27 women, 54 men) were killed, 454 civilians were injured.

14 of the injured are infants, 36 – children, 303 – men.

Attacking Azerbaijani cities and villages located far from the front line with banned weapons, Armenia grossly violated norms and principles of international law, including international humanitarian law, as well as the declared humanitarian ceasefire, killed civilians deliberately, thus, committed war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Armenian military-political leadership bears responsibility for these crimes.