Yerevan/Baku: – 13 people were killed and more than 50 people were injured, in the missile attack in Ganja, the second-ranked city of Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan alleged that the attack originated from Armenia and claimed that a Scud missile was used for the attack. Whereas, information is also being received that the number of casualties in the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict has reached 633. But it is being said that the actual number of casualties is in thousands.
Many houses were destroyed in the missile attack, on Saturday early in the morning, in the city of Ganja, and 13 people were killed. The number of injured is more than 50 and many of these are critical. Azerbaijan accused that Armenia launched the attack and it used the Russian made Scud missile for the attack. A very sharp reaction has been received from Azerbaijan, regarding the attack and Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan, warned that this would be avenged on the battlefield.
Armenia has dismissed the allegations in clear words and has instead accused Azerbaijan of attacking civilian settlements in Nagorno Karabakh region. Azerbaijan has gained control over certain parts of the border regions and has expressed displeasure that there is an attempt to change the ‘Status Quo’ through this war. At the same time, Turkey has criticised the Armenian attacks as war crimes and has demanded action.
But, the Turkish stand in the Armenia-Azerbaijan war is coming under severe criticism from around the globe. A few days ago, Russia had expressed displeasure over the Turkish interference. Now even the United States has targeted the Turkish activities. US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo has accused that Turkey is flaring up the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict, further. At the same time, he took a clear stand that this Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict has a background of a long-standing tension and this issue can be resolved through peaceful negotiations. Since the beginning of the war, Turkey has been insistent that military conflict is the only solution to resolve the Nagorno Karabakh issue.