Number of Azerbaijani schoolchildren killed by Armenia revealed

  08 November 2020    Read: 509
  Number of Azerbaijani schoolchildren killed by Armenia revealed

On November 7, another Azerbaijani schoolboy has become a victim of Armenian aggression - 16-year-old Shahmaly Rahimov was killed following a shell fired by the Armenian Armed Forces in the Barda district, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Education posted on Facebook page.

Shahmaly studied in the 10th grade of school No. 94, where internally displaced persons from Aghdam district study, the ministry post said.

The number of Azerbaijani schoolchildren who have become victims of the Armenian aggression has reached 10, said the post.

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, the 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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