As a result of the shelling of Azerbaijan’s Aghdam district by the Armenian Armed Forces, one civilian was killed and ten civilians were wounded, Mansur Guliyev, head of the department of the territorial administration of the Aghdam executive power, according to Trend.

“As a result of shelling by the Armenian Armed Forces, eight houses were completely destroyed, and 26 houses were greatly damaged,” Guliyev added.

“Some 25 settlements in Aghdam district have been shelled since September 28,” Guliyev added. “Besides the houses, additional buildings were also greatly damaged. Moreover, an artillery shell hit the courtyard of a modular secondary school in Tezekand village of Aghdam district. As a result, the school building was also damaged.”

The head of the department added that the Armenians continue to fire at the Azerbaijani settlements.

Armenian armed forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of the Azerbaijani army on the front line, using large-caliber weapons, mortars, and artillery on Sept. 27.

Azerbaijan responded with a counter-offensive along the entire front. As a result of retaliation, Azerbaijani troops managed to liberate the territories previously occupied by Armenia: Garakhanbeyli, Garvend, Kend Horadiz, Yukhari, Ashagi Abdulrahmanli villages (Fuzuli district), Boyuk Marjanli, and Nuzgar villages (Jabrayil district).

Moreover, the positions of the Armenian armed forces were destroyed in the direction of Azerbaijan’s Agdere district and Murovdag, important heights were taken under control.

Back in July 2020, the Armenian Armed Forces violated the ceasefire in the direction of Azerbaijan’s Tovuz district. As a result of Azerbaijan’s retaliation, the opposing forces were silenced. The fighting continued the following days as well. Azerbaijan lost a number of military personnel members, who died fighting off the attacks of the Armenian armed forces.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on the withdrawal of its armed forces from Nagorno Karabakh and the surrounding districts.