Azerbaijan’s army on Monday announced the capture of 13 new villages in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
The announcement was made on Monday on Twitter by President Ilham Aliyev, claiming that the army has taken 13 more villages in Jabrayil, a region under Armenian control up to now.
The Soltanli, Emirvarli, Mashanli, Hasanli, Alikeykhanli, Gumlag, Hajili, Goyerchinveysalli, Niyazguzlar, Kechel Memmedli, Shahvelli, Haji Ismayilli and Isagli villages of Jabrayil district have been liberated. Karabakh is Azerbaijan!
— Ilham Aliyev (@presidentaz) October 19, 2020
Aliyev accused Armenia of “violating the temporary humanitarian ceasefire on October 18.”
He said the Armenians fired heavy artillery on Azerbaijani settlements and positions.
For its part, the units of the Republic of Artsakh, as the independent Armenian-majority region calls itself, accused Azerbaijani forces of violating the ceasefire and resuming rocket and artillery shelling on the northern and southern directions of the Line of Contact, despite an agreement on a humanitarian ceasefire.
Armed clashes broke out on the line of confrontations between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces in Nagorno-Karabakh and adjacent areas, in the most serious escalation between the two sides in more than 20 years amid mutual accusations of starting hostilities and attracting foreign militants.