Azerbaijan ready to hand over bodies of Armenians killed in Nagorno Karabakh

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BAKU (Sputnik) – The Azerbaijani authorities expressed their willingness to hand over to representatives of Armenia the bodies of the soldiers killed in the clashes in Nagorno Karabakh.

“In accordance with the spirit of the truce declared between Azerbaijan and Armenia for humanitarian purposes (…) the provision was announced to move the bodies of Armenian soldiers who were in Azerbaijani territory through a previously agreed corridor to the region of Tovuz of the state border, “reported the Azerbaijani state commission that deals with the affairs of prisoners, missing persons and hostages.

The commission indicated that this initiative has the support of the representation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Azerbaijan.

From 00:00 It is October 18 (GMT + 4) entered into force a new humanitarian truce in Nagorno Karabakh, the second in this spiral of hostilities in the area so far. As on the first occasion, on October 10, the parties to the conflict accused each other of violating the armistice.

Yerevan maintains that the enemy launched an offensive in the southern sector on October 18, near the border with Iran; For its part, Baku denounced Armenian attacks in the areas of Agdara, Fuzuli, Hadrut and Jabrail.

On September 27 they exploded again the armed clashes in Nagorno Karabakh, the focus of conflict between Yerevan and Baku since that territory, with a majority Armenian population, decided to separate in 1988 from the then Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic.

The hostilities, in which the warring parties used armor, artillery, aviation and missile systems for the first time since the 1992-1994 war, caused hundreds of military casualties and dozens of civilian casualties.

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