Latest situation on Armenia-Azerbaijan clahes as of November 7

Politics Materials 7 November 2020 09:43 (UTC +04:00)
Latest situation on Armenia-Azerbaijan clahes as of November 7

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 7


During Nov.6-7, the Armenian troops have shelled the positions of units of Azerbaijani troops and settlements in different directions of the front from various small arms, cannons and mortars, Trend reports citing the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan.

Combat operations with varying intensity continued mainly in the Aghdere, Aghdam and Khojavend directions of the front. The Armenian troops, suffering losses in manpower and military equipment in various sectors of the front, were forced to retreat.

Among the Armenian troops’ personnel there are killed and wounded as a result of artillery shelling of combat positions of the 5th Mountain Rifle Regiment in the Aghdara direction of the front.

Several units of Armenian armed forces vehicles and mortar installations were damaged due to Azerbaijani Armed Forces' attacks.

Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of 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, 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.