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Azerbaijani soldier’s body taken by Armenia – State Commission


The body of an Azerbaijani soldier was taken by the Armenian side, Eldar Samadov, deputy head of the working group of Azerbaijan’s State Commission for Prisoners of War, Hostages and Missing Persons, said on Tuesday, APA reports.

 

Earlier, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said that the body of the missing Azerbaijani soldier, Bahruz Jalilbayli, was found on the contact line at the Armenia-Azerbaijan border in the direction of the Ordubad District of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, near the positions of the Armenian armed forces on November 23.

 

Samadov noted that negotiations are underway with relevant international organizations in order to return Jalilbayli's body to the Azerbaijani side. 

 

“On November 23, the Armenian side reported having found the soldier’s dead body in that area. International organizations have been re-appealed to for identification of the body. Negotiations are underway to retrieve the corpse. We continue to work with relevant organizations. Further information will be provided,” he added.  

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