"Armenians want to present Karabakh conflict as war between Christians and Muslims"

  16 October 2020    Read: 530
 "Armenians want to present Karabakh conflict as war between Christians and Muslims"

The Armenians wanted to present the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict as a war between Christians and Muslims, but they failed, Chairman of the Caucasian Muslims Office Sheikh-ul-Islam Allahshukur Pashazade said, AzVision.az reports on Oct. 16.

“The Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia offered support in this issue. All the same, Armenia does not stop their provocative actions, continuing to show their true essence,” Pashazade noted. 

Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of the Azerbaijani army on the front line, using large-caliber weapons, mortars, and artillery on Sept. 27.

Azerbaijan responded with a counter-offensive along the entire front. As a result of retaliation, Azerbaijani troops liberated a number of territories previously occupied by Armenia, as well as take important, strategic heights under control.

The fighting continued into October 2020, in the early days of which Armenia has launched missile attacks on Azerbaijani cities of Ganja, Mingachevir, Khizi as well as Absheron district.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on the withdrawal of its armed forces from Nagorno Karabakh and the surrounding districts.

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