Baku, Azerbaijan – Fighting to reclaim its occupied territory in Nagorno-Karabakh, the Azerbaijani army besieges Nagorno-Karabakh from the North and South, applying the ‘Crescent'(Turan) tactic, the traditional war tactic used by the Turks for centuries

Azerbaijan, which has completely taken control of the southern border of Karabakh, is moving towards the strategic Lachin corridor and Gubadli in the interior of Karabakh. An Armenian soldier captured in the clashes admitted that as many as 500 PKK terrorists were fighting in the Armenian ranks for $ 600 a month.

The connection will be severed
The Azerbaijani army, which launched a counter-operation on September 27 to liberate Nagorno-Karabakh from occupation, surrounded the region from the northern and southern fronts, drawing almost a “crescent”. Advancing from the south and north along the border lines, the Azerbaijani army aims to break the link between the Nagorno-Karabakh region and Armenia, taking gubadli, Lachin and Kelbajar. In this way, logistical support to Shusha and Khankendi, the heart of Karabakh, will be cut off. In this context, Azerbaijani troops are advancing towards the strategically important Lachin corridor and Gubadli in the interior of Karabakh. The success shown on the southern front is intended to be demonstrated in the North.

Equipment, weapons shortage in Armenian army
Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry announced that operations were continuing in the Agdere, Fuzuli, Hadrut, Gabriel and Gubadli directions, and that Armenian forces were hit by positions in the direction of Fuzuli, Gabriel and Gubadli. In these directions, the Azerbaijani army saved important areas and heights. It was noted that the Armenian forces were short of equipment, weapons, ammunition and food, while irreparable damage was inflicted on Armenia’s military resources and infrastructure throughout the entire front. It was learned that the soldiers brought to Nagorno-Karabakh from the Tavush and Sisian regions of Armenia escaped by refusing to fight.

5 UAV downed
Bayraktar TB2 Sikhs and artillery belonging to the Azerbaijani army destroyed numerous targets belonging to Armenian forces. The Azerbaijani army has disabled five unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) belonging to Armenia. The Azerbaijani Armed Forces issued warnings to Azerbaijani citizens about social media shares. Information, Audio, video, photos, locations related to Azerbaijani soldiers on the front line should not be written and shared, he said.

The captive soldier told me everything
Armenian soldier Albert Mikaelyan, who was taken prisoner in the clashes, admitted that PKK terrorists were fighting in the Armenian ranks in Nagorno-Karabakh. During the interrogation, Mikaelyan stated that he was born in Shirak Province of Armenia, but was sent to Nagorno-Karabakh for military service. Mikaelyan, who said that he served in the anti-tank unit, said: “there were 500 thousand people in the barracks, including mercenaries of Kurdish origin. Mercenaries receive a monthly salary of $ 600 and speak only in their own language. The mercenaries, divided into groups of 10-15 people, learn about local conditions and prepare for war,” he said. Azerbaijan’s vice president Hikmet Hajiyev announced that the PKK was fighting on Armenia’s side.

What’s the crescent moon tactic?
Crescent tactics, also known as Turan tactics and Wolf Trap, appear as a tactic aimed at destroying the enemy by taking them into the circle. The Ottoman Empire and the Turkish States before it also frequently resorted to the Crescent tactic. It occurs when the army is divided into 3 as the center, right and left forces, first going over the enemy, and then attacking the enemy forces in the form of a crescent by various methods. Among the battles won by Crescent tactics in history are 1071 Malazgirt, 1396 Niğbolu, 1526 Mohaç and 30 August 1922 Battle of the commander-in-chief Square.