Intense shelling of Nagorno-Karabakh
The official representative of the Armenian Defense Ministry, Artsrun Hovhannisyan, reported that on Thursday the Azerbaijani troops fired rockets at the Cathedral of the Holy Christ the All-Savior Kazanchetsots, in the city of Shusha, in the Nagorno-Karabakh region. The photos, demonstrated by the representative of the Armenian Defense Ministry, show that a rocket hit and pierced the dome of the cathedral. The cathedral was seriously damaged. Earlier it was reported that the Azerbaijani forces resumed the shelling the city of Stepanakert, after a break. The shelling continued with interruptions on the evening of 7th of October, on Thursday night.
The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported that Armenia fired at the territory of the Barda region from a «Tochka-U» missile system. «The Armenian troops opened fire on the territory of the Barda region from a »Tochka-U» tactical missile system» — the report stated. The Prosecutor General’s Office of Azerbaijan reported that 7 people were injured as a result of the shelling. It was also reported that 31 civilians were killed since the start of the hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh, and 154 were injured.
Anti-government protests continue in Kyrgyzstan. Attempts to seize some buildings were reported. On Wednesday it was announced that several parties in Kyrgyzstan joined forces and announced the creation of yet another Coordination Council. The newly created «People’s Coordination Council» nominated the opposition leader Tilek Toktogaziev on the post of prime minister. The Kyrgyz Ministry of Health reported that 911 people were injured as a result of the unrest in Bishkek.
The press service of the State Committee of the National Security of Kyrgyzstan reported that the ministry called on the citizens of the country to join efforts in order to stabilize the socio-political situation in the country. The ministry called on the representatives of the political forces to «sit down at the negotiating table, and come to a consensus on the early establishment of legitimate institutions of power». Earlier the President of Kyrgyzstan, Sooronbai Jeenbekov, called on all political forces in the country to not split the society. He stated that he is ready to leave the presidential post «after the legitimate leaders of the executive authorities are approved, and the country takes path of legality» — end of quote.
The SANA News agency reported that a US convoy, carrying military materials and logistical equipment, crossed the Al-Waleed border crossing point, and entered the Syrian province of Hasakah from Iraq. The convoy of 55 trucks was escorted by helicopters. It was noted that 13 military vehicles joined the convoy — they went on the ‘Tel Ades’ highway to Rmeilan. From there the convoy headed to the city of Qamishli.
The ‘Sky News Arabia’ reported that on Monday morning, 2 rockets hit the «green zone» of Baghdad. The press service of the Baghdad security department stated that the rockets were fired by one of the terrorist groups at the Jadriya district. The attack burned down a car, parked near an explosion site. There were no casualties. Constantine Reztsov, specially for ANNA NEWS.