Stepanakert comes under rocket fire from Azerbaijan

Stepanakert comes under rocket fire from Azerbaijan

PanARMENIAN.Net - Nagorno-Karabakh capital of Stepanakert came under rocket fire from the Azerbaijani Armed Forces for a second time on Friday, October 9, Armenian Defense Ministry representative Artsrun Hovhannisyan said on Facebook, as Armenian and Azerbaijani Foreign Ministers are meeting in Moscow.

The Azerbaijani army has been shelling and firing rockets on Stepanakert and other settlements in Karabakh since the first moments of their offensive. 20 people were killed and 93 others wounded in the Azerbaijani fire between September 27 and October 7.

Azerbaijan, with help from Turkey, launched a large-scale offensive against Karabakh (Artsakh) in the morning of September 27, shelling Armenian positions and civilian settlements with large caliber weapons and rocket systems. Armenia and Karabakh have introduced martial law and total mobilization. The Armenian side has reported deaths and injuries both among the civilian population and the military. International and local journalists too have been injured in Azeri shelling of towns and villages, as well as the iconic Ghazanchetsots Cathedral in Shushi.

Donations can be made to Hayastan All-Armenian Fund, which has launched a fundraising campaign to support Karabakh amid Azerbaijan's aggression.

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