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BBC journalists eyewitness Azerbaijan's frontline areas damaged by Armenian troops

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Baku, May 3, AZERTAC

As earlier reported, British channel BBC's journalists have visited frontline areas of Azerbaijan damaged by Armenian troops.

The channel reported that the visit was initiated by the Azerbaijan Foreign Ministry.

According to the journalist of TV channel, near the conflict zone a group of reporters visited several villages damaged as a result of the Armenian aggression, where they got acquainted with the destroyed and burnt by shelling houses.

The journalists also visited hospitals, where they met wounded people, and also relatives of the victims.

Starting from April 27 evening until 04:00 (GMT + 4) April 28, the Armenian armed forces were firing at the Azerbaijani settlements and the Azerbaijani army positions in the Terter and Aghdam districts of Azerbaijan.

Two people were killed and many more wounded as a result of the Aghdam shelling. At least 84 houses in the district were heavily damaged, some of them completely destroyed.

BBC news reporter Tom Burridge quotes Alakbar Alakbarov, 65, who said to him: “I was drinking a cup of tea and watching a football match, when the bombs rained down on my village.”

He shouts and waves his arms next to a ruined house, which he says he was lucky to escape from. And he blames "Armenian fascists".

"We want to take our land back by peaceful means. If not, I am ready to fight for my Motherland."

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