Azerbaijan Launches New Offensive In Nagorno-Karabakh (Video)

Tuesday 19 September 2023 - 13:04

The army of the Republic of Azerbaijan targeted military positions in the Nagorno-Karabakh using artillery fire and drones. The statement of the Azerbaijani MOD indicates the beginning of a new military operation in the Karabakh region against the Armenians.

At noon today, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense, by publishing a statement, officially announced the beginning of a “local anti-terrorist operation” against the Nagorno-Karabakh government. The government of Baku stated that the purpose of this operation is to disarm and drive out the Armenian armed forces present in Nagorno-Karabakh and restore security to the region. In this statement, it is stated that the operation was carried out with the coordination and information of Russia and Turkey.

The operation follows weeks of clashes and after three years of tension between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh, also known as Artsakh. Azerbaijan has announced a new offensive in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, a major escalation which could turn the simmering dispute into all-out war.

In the field and based on the available visual information, the artillery of the Republic of Azerbaijan Army targeted the Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) air defense systems in Stepanakert (Khankendi) the center of Nagorno-Karabakh with several Israeli LORA missiles.

The targeting of Artsakh air defense systems in Stepanakert with the Lora missile
The launch of the Lora missile by the Republic of Azerbaijan towards Karabakh

At the same time as this attack, the drones of the Republic of Azerbaijan were also seen over the region; According to the sound of drones, it seems that the Azerbaijani army has carried out another attack against the Armenian positions using Israeli Harop suicide drones.

Suicide drones over Nagorno-Karabakh

Also, scattered clashes continue on the contact lines between the parties. There are also reports that some civilians were wounded in the exchange of fire near the contact lines.

Actually, a new war and the battles in the Karabakh region were a clear and expected event. After the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War, which was left with a chaotic situation and a vague ceasefire agreement and somehow became a bone within a wound, it was clear that the situation in the region would move towards a new war. During the past three years, Armenia has been involved in various internal chaos and wrong decisions, and on the other hand, the government of Baku was preparing for another war by strengthening its military and political ties with others and planning coherently.

Considering the current situation of Russia and the war in Ukraine and the differences that exist on the Armenian front, undoubtedly the Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh will have nothing to say against the Azerbaijan threats, And its is clear that after the occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh by Azerbaijan, the so-called Zangezur corridor and the ambitious plans for the occupation of the southern regions of Armenia will be more on the agenda of the Baku government.

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