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Update given on Armenian Armed Forces' equipment destroyed during hostilities

20 October 2020 [10:49] - TODAY.AZ

By Trend

Azerbaijani army took measures in different directions of the front line in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone on the night of October 19-20, as a result of which 2 T-72 tanks, 4 units of BM-21 Grad MLRS, 1 D-30 cannon howitzer, as well as 5 units of automobile equipment of the Armenian Armed Forces were destroyed and disabled, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry told Trend.

The troops of the Azerbaijani army maintain their operational advantage along the entire front.

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. As a result of retaliation, Azerbaijani troops liberated a number of territories previously occupied by Armenia, as well as take important, strategic heights under control.

The fighting continued into October 2020, in the early days of which Armenia has launched missile attacks on Azerbaijani cities of Ganja, Mingachevir, Khizi as well as Absheron district.

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.


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