Ceasefire Violation in Nagorno-Karabakh

Sunday, 11 October 2020 - 11:24

ISWNews Analysis Group: Despite the ceasefire agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan and the announcement of its implementation in the Nagorno-Karabakh region on Saturday afternoon, artillery shelling and sporadic ground clashes continue in the region and the ceasefire has not been implemented.

At 12 noon on Saturday, when the ceasefire was announced, the Armenian media reported that Azerbaijan had violated the ceasefire and continued to bombard various areas of Nagorno-Karabakh, as well as the military movements of Azerbaijani forces on the Hadrut axis.

According to field sources, Azerbaijani special forces, who were sent with light weapons to penetrate deep into the southern front of Nagorno-Karabakh, were besieged in parts of Hadrut and its environs yesterday. Some sources estimate the number of these forces to be 200. Given this issue and the continuing clashes on the southern fronts of Nagorno-Karabakh after the ceasefire, it is likely that Azerbaijan violated the ceasefire agreement on the Hadrut front to withdraw these forces.

On the other hand, last night the Azerbaijani government accused Armenian forces of violating the ceasefire agreement and bombing the city of Ganja. According to the information provided by Azerbaijan, 7 people lost their lives in this attack. The Azerbaijani side also announced the downing of an Armenian drone in Mingecevir.

In general, and considering the events of the past 24 hours, the ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh has not been implemented at all, and it seems that the two sides need more political and even military pressure to implement it, and this can open the door for foreign parties in the region; An issue that will complicate the Nagorno-Karabakh issue even more.

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