Azerbaijani MoD: Armenian media tries to divert attention from its government's war crimes by spreading fakes
The Armenian media's report on the alleged shelling of a maternity hospital in Khankendi by the Azerbaijan Army is deliberate misinformation, the Azerbaijani Defence Ministry said in a statement posted on its official website.
"By spreading this information, the enemy is trying to divert the attention from the recent war crimes committed by him in Barda city, which resulted in numerous casualties," the statement reads.
The Armenian armed forces committed a large-scale provocation, subjecting the positions of the Azerbaijani army to intensive shelling from large-caliber weapons, mortars, and artillery installations of various calibers in the front-line zone on Sept. 27 at 05:00 (Msk). The command of the Azerbaijani Army decided to launch a counter-offensive operation of Azerbaijani troops along the entire front to suppress the combat activity of the Armenian armed forces and ensure the safety of the civilian population. To date, Fizuli and Jabrayil districts, including the cities of Jabrayil and Fizuli, the city of Zangilan and part of Zangilan district, part of the Gubaldi region, the city of Gubadli, the city of Hadrut and a number of villages in the Khojavend region, the villages of Sugovushan and Talish in the Terter region, as well as the strategically important Murovdag mountain were liberated.