Azerbaijan has vowed a “befitting retaliation” against Armenian attacks on its civilians, with President Ilham Aliyev saying the missile attacks on Ganja city was launched from Armenia’s Vardenis district, nearly a 100 km from the bitterly contested Karabakh region.
Aliyev said that the death toll from Armenian attacks climbed to 41 civilians and over 200 people wounded.
“That missile attack was launched from Armenia’s Vardenis district. In last two weeks 41 Azerbaijanis were killed and over 200 people wounded,” Aliyev said.
“The Armenian side aims to recapture the liberated territories. Armenia’s political-military leadership bears responsibility for perpetrated crimes,” he said. “The Azerbaijani side will give a befitting retaliation!”