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Baku publishes video of Yerevan's desecration of mosques, cemeteries in Kar

10:07, 07 November 2020 53
Photo: HikmetHajiyev/

The Azerbaijani authorities have accused Armenia of desecrating mosques and cemeteries in the Nagorno Karabakh region and demanded that UNESCO take action against Yerevan.
Azerbaijani Presidential Aide Hikmet Hajiyev has posted on Twitter a video of the Mamar mosque built in the 18th century in the Gubadli district.
XVIII Century Mosque in liberated Mamar village of Azerbaijan. Mosque was completely destroyed. Along with vandalism XVIII Century religious/cultural monument as sign of insult was transformed into pigsty by Armenia during occupation of Mamar village of Gubadly region, he tweeted.
He called on UNESCO, the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation to take action and firmly condemn these barbaric actions.
Hajiyev stressed that the mosque was completely destroyed, and turned into ‘a pigsty is a sign of insult to Muslims.’
He also published a video with a cemetery in Fuzuli district.
Razed to the ground cemetery in de-occupied Fuzuli region of Azerbaijan. Even cemeteries were not spared, subjected to vandalism and barbarism. More facts and warcrimes of Armenia will surface withinspection of de-occupied lands. Armenia tried to erase all traces of Azerbaijan, Hajiyev tweeted.
In an interview with the Spanish EFE news agency, Ilham Aliyev noted that such a meeting is absolutely pointless.
Open clashes resumed in Nagorno Karabakh on September 27.
In his televised address, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev accused Yerevan of shelling residential settlements and the Azerbaijani army’s positions in various directions. He added that Armenian provocations recently became regular.
The current stage of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan has been ongoing for three decades.
As a result of the Karabakh war of 1992-1994, nearly 20% of Azerbaijani territory is under occupation and controlled by the self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh republic.
Armenian soldiers are present there on a rotational basis. Yerevan neither admit it officially nor conceal it.
The international community recognizes these lands as part of Azerbaijan and supports the negotiation process’s continuation while opposing any attempts to resolve the territorial dispute through force.
Baku and Yerevan repeatedly stated readiness for a compromised solution, but many fundamental disagreements keep the conflict frozen.