Tartar 2020

On this historical day

Some civilians were injured in the shelling of Tartar settlements on the night of October 4, and houses and infrastructure were severely damaged.

On the night of October 5, the Armenian armed forces shelled densely populated areas and a high school in the village of Askipara in Tartar. As a result, civilian objects and property of civilians were severely damaged.

On October 11 most of the houses in the settlement became completely unusable as a result of intensive shelling by the Armenian armed forces to the Shikharkh settlement of the center of Tartar region.

Armenian armed forces continue to shell artillery and settlements in frontline areas. As a result of heavy artillery fire on October 13, houses and farms of civilians were severely damaged in Azad Garagoyunlu village of Tartar region.

At around 12:45 p.m. on October 15, an Armenian forces strike hit a cemetery 400 meters north of Tartar, killing four civilians attending a funeral, Parviz Orujov, 31, Shakir Zamanov, 32, Vasif Rustamov, 60, and Iskandar Amirov, 53, witnesses said. Four men were injured.

Fizuli Mammadov, 54, who was wounded in the attack, said in a phone interview that they had gone to the cemetery to bury his aunt, who died of natural causes. He said that they were carrying her body to the cemetery entrance when they heard whistling overhead. They dropped the body to run for cover when a munition exploded about 50 meters away, and a few minutes later, another munition hit a grave nearby. Mammadov said he was injured in his back, leg, and left arm, which required surgery.

Rafael Gazanfarli, 34, a mullah who came from Goranboy for the burial, said in a phone interview that he was wounded in both legs and one of his kidneys by 11 fragments.

On October 26 at 08:00, the Armenian armed forces fired on the village of Gazyan in Tartar in the morning despite the announcement of a new humanitarian ceasefire. At the result several houses were severely damaged, and two houses became completely unusable.