Azeri forces fire Smerch missile on Karabakh settlement

Azeri forces fire Smerch missile on Karabakh settlement

PanARMENIAN.Net - Azerbaijan used a Smerch MLRS in the direction of the village of Zardarashen in Martuni, Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh), firing one missile on the settlement, the Karabakh Defense Army reports.

Despite the ceasefire agreement reached in the United States, the Azerbaijani forces launched an offensive in the south-eastern sector, shelling the peaceful settlements as well, Defense Army says.

The Karabakh subdivisions are now waging defense battles to repel the offensives of the enemy and push them back to their starting positions.

Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed earlier that a humanitarian ceasefire reached on October 10 and October 17 will take effect in the morning of October 26, according to a statement released by the Governments of the United States, Armenia, and Azerbaijan on Sunday. Azerbaijan, however, has violated the ceasefire, shelling both Armenian positions and the town of Martuni in Karabakh.

Azerbaijan, with help from Turkey and Syrian and Libyan mercenaries deployed by Ankara, started a war against Karabakh (Artsakh) in the morning of September 27. The Armenian side has reported deaths and injuries both among the civilian population and the military. Foreign and local journalists too have been injured in Azeri shelling of towns and villages.

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