Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 17
In line with the large-scale exercises' plan, the previously alarmed Azerbaijani troops have been sent to operational areas, Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry said in a message Apr. 17.
Azerbaijani military started the exercises April 16 to inspect combat readiness of troops in line with the plan approved by Azerbaijan’s President, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Ilham Aliyev.
About 30,000 servicemen participate in the drills that will continue until April 21.
Also, more than 250 tanks and armored vehicles, up to 200 missiles and artillery systems, multiple launch rocket systems and mortars, and 25 combat aircraft are involved in the drills.