Missile strikes hit Azerbaijan cities


A resident (right) searching for relatives by calling their phones as rescue teams work at a site hit by a rocket during fighting over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh in the city of Ganja, Azerbaijan early today. – AFP pic, October 17, 2020.

A MISSILE strike levelled a row of homes in Azerbaijan’s second city of Ganja today, killing and badly injuring people in their sleep in a sharp escalation of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

The early hours attack, which saw a second missile strike another part of Ganja and a third reach the nearby strategic city of Mingecevir, came hours after Azerbaijani forces shelled the ethic Armenian separatist region’s capital Stepanakert.


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