Ganja, Azerbaijan – It is the second time Armenia has shot down civilians in Ganja, Azerbaijan, in their sleep with a medium-range ballistic missile. Azerbaijan’s prosecutor general’s office said the number of civilians killed in the missile attack, including children, had risen to 13. As Turkey responded to the attack, residents of the city of Ganja, which was hit by a missile when they were asleep, said: “We were caught up in a terrorist attack when we were just asleep. After a while, there were screams, screams and screams. Armenia is taking revenge on civilians,” he said. And the extent of the horror appeared at dawn. Azerbaijani President Aliyev said: “These actions will not break the will of the Azerbaijani people. We will never attack civilians. We will respond to Armenia on the battlefield.”the city of Fuzuli was liberated from the invaders,” he said. The Azerbaijani army immediately responded to the treacherous attack, identifying and destroying Armenian targets one by one. Azerbaijan shot down Armenia’s Su-25 fighter jet. Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry gives protest note to Russia
It is the second time Armenia has shot down civilians in Ganja, Azerbaijan, in their sleep with a medium-range ballistic missile. After the treacherous attack, the Azerbaijani army identified and destroyed Armenia’s targets one by one. According to the latest news, Azerbaijan shot down an Armenian Su-25 fighter jet. Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry issued a note of protest to Russia. As justification for the note, the illegal visit of the Russian deputy to Nagorno-Karabakh was cited.
In a statement, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said that at 11.11 am local time today, a Su-25 fighter jet belonging to the Armenian army in the direction of Gabriel province attempted an aerial attack on Azerbaijani soldiers. The plane was shot down by the Azerbaijani Air Defense Forces, the statement said.
The Armenian army carried out a missile attack on residential areas in Ganja, Azerbaijan’s second largest city, during the night, the Azerbaijani prosecutor general’s office said in a statement.
13 Azerbaijanis were killed and more than 40 injured when one of the missiles fired at the civilian areas hit the multi-storey building.
Several homes, businesses and vehicles were also reportedly damaged in the attack. “Armenia is taking revenge on civilians,” said residents of the city of ganja, which was hit by a missile while they were asleep.
So far, 13 civilians have been killed, 2 of them children, and more than 40 civilians have been injured due to the missile attack. According to information provided by Azerbaijani vice president Hikmet Hajiyev, the missile, which targeted civilians while they were asleep, was fired from Armenian territory.
Hajiyev noted that Armenia again carried out its 2nd bloody attack on civilians in ganja with a medium-range ballistic missile called “Elbrus” or “Scud”.
The city of ganja, which was attacked by Armenia for the 2nd time with an Elbrus missile, is not located on the Armenian and Azerbaijani front lines. The Elbrus missile is a highly destructive weapon with a carrying capacity of 700 kilograms of explosives and a range of 300 kilometers.
Ganja, located about 60 kilometers from the borders of Armenia, has a population of 500 thousand and is the 2nd largest city of Azerbaijan.
A photo shared by Azerbaijani vice president Hikmet Hajiyev on his Twitter account has become the agenda of social media. “As a result of Armenia’s SCUD missile attack on Ganja, the identity card of the young Nigar asgarova was found among the wreckage. Tomorrow was his birthday,” he said.
After the treacherous attack, the Azerbaijani army identified and destroyed Armenia’s targets one by one.
Footage shared by Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry showed the targets being destroyed one by one.
A ballistic missile launched by Armenia towards Azerbaijani territory hit apartments and houses belonging to civilians on Husu Hajiyev Street in the Cevathan neighborhood of Ganja at around 01: 00 local time.
The missile, which created a large-diameter hole at the point where it fell, caused the destruction of 20 homes. As a result of the attack, there was a lot of destruction in all the houses on the street.
Albums, shoes, toys, henna trays and dress wardrobes containing memories of children in the wreckage of houses revealed the brutality of the attack.
According to residents of Ganja, who were attacked, the Armenian army aims to create a climate of chaos by targeting cities, sending people into fear and panic.
Speaking at the scene, residents said: “when(the October 11 attack) was the first attack, we said ‘ok’. They got their revenge, we thought they wouldn’t shoot Ganja again, but we were wrong.” said.
Asked why Ganja was targeted for the bloodiest attacks, residents said: “they want to unleash fear and cause chaos. They think we’ll leave the city, but it’ll never happen.”replied.
According to the inhabitants of Ganja, Armenia is carrying out attacks on the city from its territory as an easy target to avenge its defeats on the war front.
Ilham Ebilov, who lives on Husu Hajiyev Street in the Central Jevathan neighborhood where the attack took place, said: “the sound of the explosion came about 01: 00. Houses collapsed on our heads. There was no sound for the first 5 minutes after the attack,” he said.
Referring to why no sound was heard, Ebilov said: “Everyone was asleep at that time. We were caught in a terrorist attack while we were asleep.
After a while, there were screams, screams and screams. Also I was in shock. There was dust everywhere as the houses collapsed.” said.
His 14-year-old daughter Leman Rahimova, who was under the rubble, tearfully waiting in tears for the news of the good news from her son, Vefen Rahimova said: “daughter, please give your mother a voice. God, forgive me my honey.”he cried out.
Trying to be comforted by her neighbours, Rahimova said: “Leman and I slept together. He couldn’t wake up, under the rubble.” said. Since October 11, when the first attack on ganja was carried out, the Azerbaijani army has liberated 17 villages in Nagorno-Karabakh from occupation.
According to young citizens, Armenia is taking revenge on civilians against this progress of Azerbaijan.
Kamil Abbasov, whose house was badly damaged and slightly injured in the attack, said: “they do not have the forces and capabilities to target our army, our soldiers.
Instead, they shoot civilians who are easy targets.”was in the form. “Armenia is taking revenge on civilians.” said.
On the other hand, the missile attacks carried out by the Armenian army in the cities of Ganja and Mingechevir in Azerbaijan have been cursed by many in Turkey.
“Armenia is committing war crimes despite the declared ceasefire. As he did in Khojali, he commits murder without saying women, children, old people, civilians.
These lawlessness and massacres will not go unrequited. No matter what anyone says, Turkey is on Azerbaijan’s side until the end,” he condemned the attack.
“Armenia has once again shown that it is a terrorist state, and it has committed crimes against humanity by attacking civilians,” Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul said in his message condemning Armenia. I curse this infamy. We are always with our Azerbaijani brothers. Can Azerbaijan will never be alone, ” he said.
AK Party spokesman Omar Celik said: “We are on the side of Can Azerbaijan. We curse the murderous attacks of Armenia,” he said.:
“Armenia, as a rogue state, is killing civilians. He carries out brutal massacres. The killers and their supporters are breaking the law. The attacks on ganja are crimes against humanity.
Armenia and its supporters act as a network of massacres that are not even in the law of war. These attacks and massacres will not go unpunished.
Armenia is guilty of crimes against humanity. Armenia must be condemned in the name of humanity and law. With the will of our president that we will always be on the side of our Azerbaijani brothers, we will defend the law of our Azerbaijani brothers until the end as ‘one nation two states’.”
The United Nations (UN) also strongly condemned any attacks on civilians, stating that it is deeply concerned about the conflicts between Armenia and Azerbaijan and their impact on the civilian population.
Farhan Haq, a spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, said that Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was deeply concerned about the ongoing conflict.
According to him, Guterres had a phone call with Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Ceyhun Bayramov and gave a clear message to both sides about the full implementation of the ceasefire.
“We strongly condemn all kinds of targets and attacks on areas where civilians live,” Haq said, pointing out that the civilian population has borne the brunt of the 3-week conflict.” said.
The parties responsibility under international law for the protection of civilians and civilian infrastructure reminiscent of Haq, Armenia and Azerbaijan stress reduction, conflict will increase and that will lead to the destabilization of the region to refrain from any action and without delay the organization for security and cooperation in Europe (OSCE) made the call to return to negotiations under the auspices of the Minsk Group.