Azerbaijani soldier killed in clash at Armenian border
BAKU – Anadolu Agency
An Azerbaijani soldier was killed in a border clash with Armenian forces, officials in Baku said on Oct. 22.
According to a statement issued by the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry, Cabbar Zeynalov was killed when the Armenian army opened fire on the Azerbaijani side.
The statement did not provide information on when the soldier was killed.
Clashes in the occupied Karabakh region, which pro-Armenian militia took over in 1993, are nothing new.
In April 2016, more than 270 military personnel lost their lives in the worst-ever breach of a 1994 treaty between the sides, according to the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry.
Three UN Security Council Resolutions (853, 874 and 884), and United Nations General Assembly Resolutions 19/13 and 57/298 refer to Karabakh as part of Azerbaijan. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe refers to the region as being occupied by Armenian forces.