Armenian Armed Forces abandon positions in direction of Gubadli district - MoD

Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict Materials 6 November 2020 14:29 (UTC +04:00)
Armenian Armed Forces abandon positions in direction of Gubadli district - MoD

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 6


The Armenian Armed Forces, unable to withstand the onslaught of the Azerbaijani troops during the battles in the direction of Gubadli-Lachin districts of the front, left their positions and fled, Trend reports referring to the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry.

The units of the 556th and 522nd motorized rifle regiments of the Armenian Armed Forces transferred from Armenia and deployed in the defensive area did not reach the lines assigned to them.

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.