Rocket attack on Stepanakert
The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported about an Armenian shelling of the city of Terter, and the villages in the regions of Terter and Goranboy. The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry added that the Armenian troops used small arms and mortars to shell the positions of the Azerbaijani army in Tovuz, Gadabay, and Dashkesan regions of Azerbaijan. Some fighting was reported in the sectors of Agder, Agdam, Hojavend and Gubadli. The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense stated that the Armenian troops suffered losses in manpower and military equipment, and then they were forced to retreat in various sectors of the frontline. «The enemy suffered losses in manpower and military equipment in various sectors of the frontline, and was forced to retreat. The combat operations are still on-going. Our troops are in control of the operational situation» — the press service of the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry concluded.
A spokeswoman of the Armenian Defense Ministry, Shushan Stepanyan, reported on Facebook that on Friday night, Azerbaijani assault groups tried to attack the city of Shusha in Nagorno-Karabakh. The attacks were repelled by the defense army of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. «The battles took place on the night of 6th of November at the main sectors of the frontline. Numerous offensive attempts by the enemy assault groups were repelled near the city of Shusha» — the message explained. Stepanyan added that the Azerbaijani troops carried out rocket and artillery strikes on settlements and civilian infrastructure of Karabakh. There were casualties among the civilian population. «The enemy forces continue their assault on all sectors of the frontline» — the representative of the Armenian Defense Ministry concluded.
The authorities of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic reported on Facebook that the Azerbaijani troops had been shelling the cities of Stepanakert and Shusha all night. The shelling reportedly killed 3 civilians. «The night of 6th of November wasn’t peaceful for the settlements. The Azerbaijani-Turkish forces held the cities of Shusha and Stepanakert under intense fire all night. As a result of a rocket attack — several residential buildings were set on fire in Shusha. According to the preliminary data — 3 civilians died» — the message concluded.
The State Emergency Service of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic reported that the Azerbaijani troops shelled the city of Stepanakert with cluster shells. «Cluster shells were used during an attack on Stepanakert. The enemy aimed for the residential buildings and civilian infrastructure. There is no data on the victims so far» — the State Service reported on Facebook. The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry has denied the reports about the shelling of Stepanakert. «The information about the alleged shelling of the city of Hankendi by the Azerbaijani Army is a misinformation» — the Azerbaijani ministry reported on their Telegram channel.
The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry announced that the Armenian troops left their positions in the Gubadli sector of the frontline in Karabakh. «The enemy couldn’t withstand the push of the Azerbaijani army during the battles in the Gubadli-Lachin sector of the frontline. The enemy was forced to retreat. It became known that the units of the 556th and 522nd motorized rifle regiments, sent from Armenia and deployed in the defensive positions, didn’t reach their assigned frontlines» — the message stated. The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported about an explosion of an ammo depot of the Armenian troops near Stepanakert. «An explosion of the ammo, loaded onto trucks from an ammo depot near the city of Hankendi, caused a massive fire. The flames quickly spread to the depot, resulting in a strong explosion. The ammo depot was used to supply ammo and weapons for the artillery and other units of the 10th Mountain Rifle Division and the 5th Mountain Rifle Regiment in Agder” — the Azerbaijani military department concluded.