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Civilian in Goranboy killed, following a bloody week for non-combatants

By | Rachel Brooks

October 29, 2020 

A week baptized in the blood of civilians is drawing near its end, but not without more casualties. AzerNews reported on October 29 that a civilian had been killed in the Goranboy area. The attack assailed the Tap village in the greater Goranboy region. This was confirmed by Assistant to the President Hikmat Hajiyev via his Twitter.  

Now. One more civilian was killed by Armenian armed forces in the Tap village of Goranboy region. Missile landed on the roof of their house. Armenia’s #Warcrimes continues,” tweeted Hajiyev. 

This incident was also confirmed by the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense within the last 12 hours. These attacks continued to be publicized up until the last four hours. 

Armenian armed forces shelled #Goranboy and #Tartar regions on October 29 at about 09.25,” the Azerbaijani MOD stated initially. 

The territory of Barda and Goranboy regions came under fire by the Armenian armed forces,” tweeted the Azerbaijani MOD. 

From the scene

Also, within the last four hours the MOD noted that these attacks continued. 

“Armenian armed forces continue to grossly violate the humanitarian ceasefire and shell the territories of #Goranboy, #Tartar and #Barda regions,” tweeted the MOD. 

The incident was likewise confirmed by Elmar Mammadov, the Head of the Youth Affairs Department of the central office of the New Azerbaijan Party. 

“One person was killed as a result of rocket fire fired by Armenian criminals in #Goranboy. The world still does not turn a blind eye to this atrocity,” tweeted Mammadov. 

The civilian casualty, confirmed as a male victim, was also reported by Karabakh Daily. 

AzerNews also confirmed that Ganja, Mingachevir, Khizi, Absheron, Tartar, Gabala, Kurdamir, Siyazan, Goranboy, Aghdam civilian areas have been targeted. In addition to these civilian areas, Armenia has likewise targeted critical infrastructure projects such as the BTC pipeline, over the course of the last few weeks since the conflict resurged on September 27.  This included gas lines and water lines. 

The attacks today on Goranboy follow a brutal past two days in Barda. In the attacks on October 27, a second-grader female child was killed, as well as a toddler. The girl’s sister was also wounded in the attacks. On October 28, 21 civilian casualties were confirmed. 

In the reports of the child killed on October 27, the girl’s father told Turkish news crews that he found and collected his daughter’s remains from the scene outside their residence. The girl had been disemboweled by the missile strike. Get the full story here. 

The Azerbaijan National Agency for Minie action abbrev. ANAMA confirms that cluster munitions have been repeatedly used against civilians in recent attacks. The cluster munitions used against Barda are of a banned make. 

Human rights violations by Armenia and questions of human rights violations by Armenia have colored the entirety of the 2020-era Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. 

Reports of children being trained as soldiers directly at the front line have surfaced. Evidence of this was confirmed from photographs and footage of the Nagorno-Karabakh region. 

As the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict continues, with the atrocity behind it, the Kyiv Post ran an op-ed on the brutality of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and how the territory truly belongs to Azerbaijan. The post called for the international community to desist from politicizing the conflict based on misgivings about Azerbaijani domestic politics and instead see the conflict for the humanitarian crisis that it is. The world continues to look on in horror as the conflict presses on, awash in the blood of civilians.