Baku, Azerbaijan – The Azerbaijani army took action after a counter-attack on civilian enclaves of occupied Armenia, capturing many critical points. The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry ordered the army to counterattack along the entire front line.
Armenia, which occupies Nagorno-Karabakh, carried out a low attack yesterday morning and bombed Azerbaijani civilian enclaves and military positions. In response to the attack, the Azerbaijani army killed more than 550 Armenian soldiers. Many critical points were also recaptured from the occupying Armenian forces.
“We have lost all positions in the south of Karabakh,” said Araik Harutyunyan, the so-called President of Nagorno-Karabakh. We have dozens of dead and wounded. Azerbaijan uses F-16 and Turkish UAV Bayraktar. Azerbaijan is not alone, there is also Turkey,” he said.
Order to attack along the front line
According to the Azerbaijani Channel Ictimai TV, the Azerbaijani army received a “counter-attack order” along the entire front line. According to the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry, the army was ordered to counterattack along the entire front line to prevent attacks and ensure the security of the country.
“The Armenian army suffered heavy losses,” the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said in a statement. So 22 enemy tanks and other armored vehicles, 15 OSA anti-aircraft missile systems, 18 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), 8 artillery pieces were destroyed, more than 550 people died. Many were injured. 3 ammunition depots belonging to the enemy army were destroyed in different directions. Lieutenant Colonel Lernik Babayan, commander of the enemy air battalion, was killed in the clashes in the direction of the village of Talis, and the personnel of the military unit under his command suffered heavy losses.
Due to the large number of wounded in the enemy army, there is a shortage of space in military hospitals and civilian hospitals, there is a shortage of spare blood in the blood bank. As always, the Armenian side hides from the public the true number of casualties in its army,” the statement said.