Armenian shelling severely damages farms in Azerbaijan’s Aghdam

The shelling by Armenian armed forces on April 28 night caused severe damage to farm enterprise ‘Qara Inek’ located in the Afetli village of Azerbaijan’s Aghdam district, the country’s economy ministry reported Apr. 29.

The Armenians destroyed the office building of the farm, barn, milk storage and other facilities as a result of the shelling. Besides, a large amount of cattle was destroyed, according to the report.

On Apr. 29, representatives of the National Fund for Entrepreneurship Support of Azerbaijan visited the farm, which was created at the expense of preferential loans of the fund.

Azerbaijan’s economy ministry provides all the necessary assistance to restore the farm enterprise, according to the report.

Starting from April 27 evening until 04:00 (GMT + 4) April 28, the Armenian armed forces were firing at the Azerbaijani settlements and the Azerbaijani army positions in the Terter and Aghdam districts of Azerbaijan.

Two people were killed and many more wounded as a result of the Aghdam shelling. At least 84 houses in the district were heavily damaged, some of them completely destroyed.

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, in 1992 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 withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.

Source: Trend