Details of the recent conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh and the borders of Armenia
Captivity of Armenian soldiers
According to information published by the Azerbaijani military, six Armenian servicemen were captured in the heights of Garagyz and Sarybaba overlooking the Goris-Lachin-Shusha road. It is also reported that at least six to eight Armenian servicemen were killed, which has not yet been officially confirmed.
Azerbaijan continues to send troops to contact lines
Field sources inside Azerbaijan report that the deployment of troops to the borders of Armenia continues. The conflict of the last three days on the Zangilan border of Azerbaijan with Syunik of Armenia has not achieved anything for Azerbaijan, and the Armenian army, while strengthening its units, is still in a good defensive position. Azerbaijan tried to capture some points by attacking with a large number of infantry and mainly newly trained soldiers.
Rebellion of new Azerbaijani soldiers
According to some reports from this area, a number of conscripts of infantry units who have just finished their military training have refused to fight by disobeying orders. The Azerbaijani army has sent special forces to infiltrate and break the lines to Zangilan.
The body of the 18-year-old soldier Anar Kazemov, who was killed in the offensive operation of the Lachin Corridor, has been handed over to his family in the village of Qarajmirli, Shamkir district. He is among the soldiers who were recently summoned to the army.
Declining trust in Russia in Nagorno-Karabakh
A group of Armenian nationalist citizens living in Nagorno-Karabakh criticized the region’s politicians for trusting Russia and demanded that the people be equipped with weapons to confront Azerbaijan. These people are extremely unhappy with Russia’s failure to prevent the attacks of Azerbaijani drones.
General mobilization of Armenian citizens of Nagorno-Karabakh
Arayik Harutyunyan, the president of the (de facto) government of Nagorno-Karabakh, has issued an order for indefinite partial alert and general mobilization of citizens in the region.
Unconfirmed news of sending Iranian troops to the Aras border
The Azeri section of the Sputnik news agency affiliated with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation has broadcast images showing the transfer of Iranian Chieftain tanks to its borders. This news agency has claimed that the Islamic Republic of Iran has sent military forces to the border of Azerbaijan and Armenia following the conflict and attack of Azerbaijan. Azerbaijani media have also repeated such a claim.
However, the assistant ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Baku, has denied sending military forces to the borders of Azerbaijan along the Aras River. He said that the images attributed to the IRGC channel on social networks are fake and any information is provided only through the official spokesperson.
Armenia demands the intervention of world powers to stop the attacks
Ararat Mirzoyan, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, accused the Azerbaijani government of unilaterally interpreting the clauses of the 2020 ceasefire agreement and demanded the intervention of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group.
What is the intention of Azerbaijan to gather military forces near the contact lines?
Tural Sadeghli from the opposition of the Azerbaijani government, who lives abroad, criticized the death of the Azerbaijani soldiers and said: “Ilham Aliyev is a person who deceives people with his gestures in front of the camera. He is a hypocrite and signs the agreements secretly, and the reason behind Aliyev’s recent actions is not clear.”
Russian War Gonzo media has written about the reason of Azerbaijan’s attack on Nagorno-Karabakh and the border conflict with Armenia: “Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin will meet soon and these conflicts were carried out at the request of the Turkish president.”
This media has also written about the possibility of the Iranian side playing a role: “Iran is a country that is close to the conflict site and the ability of this country should not be ignored in the face of the South Caucasus crisis.”