The Armenian ngo "Peace Dialogue" has issued the second part of its report on casualties in the Armenian Armed Forces in the period 2010-2015. The report focuses on suicides and murders, and says that in this period.
The report says the armed forces suffered a total of 206 fatal casualties, of which 48 were the result of suicides and 43 the result of murders. That number does not include the fatalities that were the result of ceasefire regime violations on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border and the line of contact. In percentage these numbers are equivalent to 23% and 21% of total non-combat casualties during the last 6 years.
The figures reflect casualties in both the army of Armenia and that of the self-declared Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.
Mammadov has been part of Azerbaijan's ruling circle for a long time. He has headed the Foreign Relations Department of the Presidential Administration since 1997 and was appointed Assistant to the President for Foreign Affairs in 2017. He was also the Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration.
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