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Latest situation on battlefield as of November 1

01 November 2020 [10:08] - TODAY.AZ

By Trend

During the day on October 31 and the night on November 1, the Armenian armed forces fired at the positions of the units of Azerbaijan Army and Azerbaijani human settlements in different directions of the front using various weapons, including artillery and missiles, Trend reports citing Azerbaijani Defense Ministry.

The combat operations continued mainly in the direction of Aghdara, Aghdam, Khojavend and Gubadli.
As a result of retaliatory actions against the Armenian armed forces, there were many casualties among the personnel of Armenian troops.

During the day and night, a large number of Armenian Armed Forces, 1 - IFV, 2 - BM-21 "Grad" MLRS, 8 - different types of howitzers, 2 - communication towers, 5 - auto vehicles were destroyed and wrecked in different directions of the front.

At present, Azerbaijani troops are monitoring the operational situation.

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.


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