9 civilians killed in Armenian shelling of Azerbaijan’s Ganja city

9 civilians killed in Armenian shelling of Azerbaijan's Ganja city

Baku (UNA-OIC) – Nine people, including four women, were killed and 34 people, including 16 women, among them six minors, were injured, as a result of the rocket fire of the Armenian armed forces on an apartment building in the central part of Ganja, Azerbaijan’s second-largest city, located outside the frontline.

AZERTAC reported that the occupying Armenian armed forces have continued to deliberately target residential settlements in Azerbaijan with heavy artillery fire, in violation of the norms and principles of international law, the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and their Additional Protocols, as well as the requirements of the humanitarian ceasefire, agreed after Armenia’s own persistent requests in Moscow.

Also, more than 10 apartment buildings and over 100 different facilities were damaged following Armenia’s heavy artillery and rocket fire on civilian population and civil infrastructure in Azerbaijan. Rescue operations are currently underway to rescue civilians trapped under the rubble.

The shelling of civilians and cities by the Armenian armed forces after the humanitarian ceasefire agreement is another clear indication of the barbarism and hypocrisy of the Armenian military-political leadership’s calls for a ceasefire.

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