Ar­me­ni­ans com­mit ar­sons in oc­cu­pied vil­lages

Azer News - - Karabakh Conflict - By Rashid Shiri­nov

Ar­me­nian Armed Forces con­tinue to com­mit ar­sons in the oc­cu­pied vil­lages of Azer­bai­jan’s Ag­dam re­gion.

The ar­sons were set in the vil­lages of Bayra­m­lar, Bash Gar­vand and Kan­garli, APA re­ported on June 11.

Res­i­dents of the front­line vil­lage of Mi­rashalli told re­porters that mines laid near the con­tact line ex­plode be­cause of the fire.

The ar­sons were also ob­served through­out the night in Bash Gar­vand and Shikhlar vil­lages, which are un­der the con­trol of Ar­me­nian oc­cu­pant forces. The smoke still pours out in the ar­eas of fire.

Last week, Ar­me­ni­ans set ar­sons in the oc­cu­pied part of Ag­dam re­gion, and it spread to the Chi­ragli vil­lage lo­cated near the con­tact line of Ar­me­nian-Azer­bai­jani troops. Although the fire was ex­tin­guished, pas­tures and trees around the vil­lage burned down.

The Ar­me­ni­ans fre­quently com­mit ar­sons in the oc­cu­pied Azer­bai­jani ter­ri­to­ries, par­tic­u­larly in sum­mer, which also spread to front­line set­tle­ments.

For more than two decades Ar­me­nia and Azer­bai­jan are in a state of war fol­low­ing Yere­van’s ag­gres­sion, eth­nic cleans­ing pol­icy and il­le­gal ter­ri­to­rial claims against Azer­bai­jan. Ar­me­nia keeps un­der con­trol over 20 per­cent of Azer­bai­jan's in­ter­na­tion­ally rec­og­nized ter­ri­tory, in­clud­ing Nagorno-Karabakh and seven ad­ja­cent re­gions in a bru­tal war in the early 1990s.

De­spite a frag­ile cease­fire agree­ment signed in 1994, Ar­me­nia keeps vi­o­lat­ing ar­mistice with Azer­bai­jan by reg­u­lar provo­ca­tions on the con­tact line of troops.

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