Consequences of shelling in the village of Shikharkh, Azerbaijan. Photo by Aziz Karimov for the "Caucasian Knot"

19 October 2020, 15:11

After ceasefire, number of shelling attacks on frontline Azerbaijani villages decreased

After the start of the humanitarian truce, the number of shelling attacks in the Karabakh conflict zone has significantly decreased, residents of Azerbaijani frontline villages have reported. According to their stories, after the start of hostilities, most of the dwelling settlements were almost deserted; people dare to return home only to take their belongings.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on October 17, an agreement on a humanitarian truce came into force in Nagorno-Karabakh. However, the sides have again exchanged accusations of shelling and offensive operations.

For more news on the Karabakh conflict escalation, see: 'Karabakh: a Good War Or a Bad Peace' section.

"Perhaps, for the first time in 20 days after the outbreak of hostilities, our village was not shelled. We are located two kilometres from the frontline," said Afghan Gasanov, a resident of the Gasangaya village of the Terter District. According to his story, no one stayed in the village except him.

For almost all this time, Gasanov has lived in a dugout equipped as a bomb shelter.

Akif Akhmedov from the village of Shikharkh has noted that he was engaged in beekeeping, but during shelling attacks "most of the hives were destroyed."

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on October 18, 2020 at 10:51 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Faik Medjid Source: CK correspondent

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