Azerbaijan may have used phosphorus munitions to set Karabakh forests on fire

Azerbaijan may have used phosphorus munitions to set Karabakh forests on fire

PanARMENIAN.Net - The Azerbaijani military may have used phosphorus munitions to set forests in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) on fire, according to footage published on Friday, October 30.

A Twitter user, meanwhile, has published satellite pictures which show wildfires in the woods of Mataghis, as well as near the city of Shushi and the village of Karmir Shuka (Red Market).

Armenian Defense Ministry representative Artsrun Hovhannisyan said earlier that the Armenian side is investigating reports of the Azerbaijani army's use of phosphorus munitions.

The use of incendiary weapons in civilian areas is banned under the Geneva convention. Using such munitions to attack civilian areas is an international war crime.

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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