BAKU: Azerbaijani soldier killed by Armenian sniper: official

Baku Today, Azerbaijan
March 18 2007

Azerbaijani soldier killed by Armenian sniper: official

18/03/2007 14:29

An Azerbaijani soldier has been killed by an Armenian sniper near the
disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, violating a ceasefire between
the two ex-Soviet states, Azerbaijani authorities said Friday.

Private Dilgam Sirinov was killed Thursday by fire from an Armenian
sniper on the territory of the Agdam region, the defence ministry
said in a statement.

Armenian forces seized Nagorno-Karabakh from Azerbaijan during a war
in the early 1990s that claimed an estimated 35,000 lives and forced
about a million people on both sides to flee their homes.

A ceasefire was signed in 1994, but the two countries have cut direct
economic and transport links and failed to negotiate a settlement on
the status of Nagorno-Karabakh.

Armenian and Azerbaijani forces are spread across the ceasefire line,
often as little as a few dozen metres apart, and shootings are

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS