Armenian army shelling has killed Azerbaijan’s second largest city, Ganja, in the ongoing conflict over the Nagorno-Karbakh region. Armenian separatists say they attacked a military airport in Ganja city. The counter-attack was in response to the Ezri attack on their capital, Steppart. Azerbaijan has claimed that the Gurjars did not collide with any military establishment. The British media BBC reported this.
More than 220 people have died in clashes that began last Sunday. However, casualties are expected to be high. Especially civilian casualties. This is because the number of casualties claimed by both parties cannot be independently verified.
The Azerbaijan army says it has taken seven villages under its control since the conflict began. But Armenian separatists say that the position of their troops in the frontline has improved.
Earlier, Armenia said it is ready to negotiate a cease-fire with France, Russia and the United States. The Turkish-backed Azerbaijan has called for the withdrawal of Armenian troops from Nagorno-Karabakh and related areas.
In a brief statement on Sunday, Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Defense said that the Armenian army was shelling cannabis. This incident is clearly provocative. The conflict is intensifying.
In another statement, Azaris later claimed that Armenians’ claims about the shelling of military installations in Ganja City were false. Enemy shelling has damaged military infrastructure and historic buildings.
Nagorno-Karabakh authorities had previously claimed that the Ganja military airport used in attacks on Armenian civilians had been destroyed. His capital has suffered extensive damage from missile attacks. The city is cut off by lightning.