In June 1, 2006 it was reported that Armenian armed forces were torching down several occupied villages of Azerbaijan’s region Aghdam for ten days long. The local residents said they heard explosions at nights and carrying of building materials by armored equipment in May. APA's provincial bureau reported that Yusifjanli, Novruzlu, Baghbanli, Seybali, Sarijali and Bash Garvand villages have been reduced to ashes. Aghdam and new settlements in Shikhbabali, Marzili, Khidirli, Goytapa villages were seen by eyewitnesses blaze. It was also reported that the Armenian soldiers were taking all things from the houses, and new settlements are constructed in foothills. The newly established 150-house settlement constructed by Armenians in Gulabi village of Aghdam can be observed from the villages near the front line.    On June 13, 2006 it was confirmed by Azerbaijani authorities that the fire had spread to the forest and Azerbaijani controlled areas were refugees from Karabakh had settled, the refugees again transferred to another settlement for safety reasons   .