The search operations resumed in Artsakh after Aliyev’s visit to Shushi

Panorama, Armenia
Jan 16 2021

The search operations for bodies of killed in the Nagorno-Karabakh war zone have resumed on Saturday, the head of the press department of Artsakh’s State Service of Emergency Situation, Hunan Tadevosyan, told Panorama.am. Tadevosyan reminded that the operations were not conducted in the past two days due to the visit of the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and his wife to the fortress town of Shushi occupied by the Azerbaijani forces during the 2020 war against Artsakh.

As the Artsakh official said five rescue and search groups have left in the directions of Shushi, Fizuli, Hadrut and Jabrayil. Meanwhile, on Friday, the Azerbaijani side handed over to the Armenian side two bodies from Talish and Mataghis directions.  

"Bodies are unidentifiable. A forensic examination will be conducted. We assume they are servicemen as the bodies were retrieved from combat positions," Tadevosyan said. 

To date, a total of 1232 bodies of servicemen and civilians have been found during the search operations. 

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