Azerbaijan destroys Armenia’s reconnaissance and sabotage group in direction of Zangilan district

Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict Materials 3 November 2020 14:30 (UTC +04:00)
Azerbaijan destroys Armenia’s reconnaissance and sabotage group in direction of Zangilan district

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 3


The Armenian Armed Forces’ another provocation was suppressed by the Azerbaijani Armed Forces on the state border with Armenia in the direction of Zangilan district on November 2, Trend reports citing the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense.

The reconnaissance and sabotage group of the Armenian Armed Forces, which, having attacked the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, tried to seize strategic heights on the state border, was neutralized.

The Armenian troops were forced to retreat, suffering losses and leaving weapons and ammunition on the battlefield.

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. Currently, Azerbaijan continues the liberation of its territories from Armenian troops.

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, the 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.