October 17, 2020 - 22:20 AMT
Azerbaijan presents Karabakh hospital bombing as strike on military object

Footage of a strike by the Azerbaijani military, which they claim has destroyed a "fuel and lubricants and ammunition depot", is actually footage from the destruction of a hospital in Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenian Defense Ministry spokeswoman Shushan Stepanyan said in a Facebook post Saturday, October 17.

"How inhuman one must be, Mrs. Mehriban, to strike a hospital and then officially declare that the strike was carried out on an ammunition depot and a base housing fuel and lubricant reserved," Stepanyan said, addressing the Azerbaijani President's wife, Mehriban Aliyeva, who had lauded the Azeri army's operation on social media.

The footage published by Aliyeva shows the deliberate targeting of the hospital in north-eastern direction of Artsakh (Karabakh) on October 14.

Azerbaijan, with help from Turkey and Syrian and Libyan mercenaries deployed by Ankara, started a war against Karabakh (Artsakh) in the morning of September 27. The Armenian side has reported deaths and injuries both among the civilian population and the military. Foreign and local journalists too have been injured in Azeri shelling of towns and villages.