Kazakh envoy: shelling of Barda - gross violation of int'l humanitarian law

Kazakh envoy: shelling of Barda - gross violation of int'l humanitarian law

The shelling of Azerbaijan’s Barda district is a gross violation of international humanitarian law, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Azerbaijan Serzhan Abdykarimov said.

"With great concern and regret, I took the news of the rocket attack on the Barda district, which resulted in the death of civilians. Such acts grossly violate international humanitarian law and existing agreements on the ceasefire regime," Abdykarimov noted.

Today, the Armenian Armed Forces launched missile strikes on Barda city. The strikes were made using the Smerch missile systems, as a result of which 21 civilians were killed, over 60 wounded.

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.

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