AZƏRBAYCANDA KORONAVIRUSLA BAĞLI XƏBƏRLƏR

Defense Ministry: Azerbaijan strikes command post of Armenian armed forces’ regiment

Defense Ministry: Azerbaijan strikes command post of Armenian armed forces’ regiment

Politics
30 September 2020, 13:12 59
The Azerbaijani armed forces struck the command post of the 41st separate artillery regiment of the 18th motorized rifle division of the Armenian armed forces, Trend reports on Sept. 30 citing the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense.
"The control of troops has been completely paralyzed,” the ministry added. "There are many killed and wounded among the personnel. The command of the regiment asks for help to evacuate the wounded."
Armenian armed forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of the Azerbaijani army on the front line, using large-caliber weapons, mortars, and artillery on Sept. 27.

Azerbaijan responded with a counter-offensive along the entire front. As a result of retaliation, Azerbaijani troops managed to liberate the territories previously occupied by Armenia: Garakhanbeyli, Garvend, Kend Horadiz, Yukhari, Ashagi Abdulrahmanli villages (Fuzuli district), Boyuk Marjanli, and Nuzgar villages (Jabrayil district).
Moreover, the positions of the Armenian armed forces were destroyed in the direction of Azerbaijan's Agdere district and Murovdag, important heights were taken under control.
Back in July 2020, the Armenian Armed Forces violated the ceasefire in the direction of Azerbaijan's Tovuz district. As a result of Azerbaijan's retaliation, the opposing forces were silenced. The fighting continued the following days as well. Azerbaijan lost a number of military personnel members, who died fighting off the attacks of the Armenian armed forces.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on the withdrawal of its armed forces from Nagorno Karabakh and the surrounding districts.