School destroyed by Armenian shelling being restored in Azerbaijan’s Aghdam

Restoration of a high school building destroyed as a result of shelling by Armenian armed forces Apr. 2 has started in the Sarijali village of Azerbaijan’s Aghdam district, Trend’s correspondent reported Apr. 29.

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The school’s principal Aybaniz Maharramova said that the reconstruction work will be completed soon, and the school building will be recommissioned.

On the night of April 2, 2016, all the frontier positions of Azerbaijan were subjected to heavy fire from the Armenian side, which used large-caliber weapons, mortars and grenade launchers. The armed clashes resulted in deaths and injuries among the Azerbaijani population. Azerbaijan responded with a counter-attack, which led to liberation of several strategic heights and settlements.

The latest developments on the contact line of Azerbaijani and Armenian troops are the most vivid example of Armenia’s repeated ceasefire violation.

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: Azer News