The Azerbaijani Armed Forces attacked Armenia
1 The Nagorno-Karabakh Republic
The Armenian Defense Ministry reported that the clashes in the Nagorno-Karabakh region continue. The defense forces of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic repelled several attacks of the Azerbaijani troops. «At the moment, the Armenian troops repelled attacks of the Azerbaijani troops in several areas of the contact line» — the Armenian Defense Ministry stated and added that in some areas the Azerbaijani forces had «significant losses in manpower and equipment». The Armenian Defense Ministry specified that «early in the morning, a group of enemy armored vehicles was destroyed in the southern direction».
2 Armenia — Azerbaijan
The representative of the Armenian Ministry of Defense, Artsrun Hovhannisyan, stated that the Azerbaijani forces that attacked the Armenian town of Vardenis targeted not only the Armenian troops, but also the civilians. The press secretary of the Armenian Defense Ministry, Shushan Stepanyan, reported earlier that the Azerbaijani forces launched an attack with the use of aviation against the Armenian forces near the city of Vardenis, on the Armenian territory. «The enemy action was preceded by misinformation from the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan that the Armenian troops, allegedly, fired rockets at the Dashkesan region of Azerbaijan from the Vardenis region» — the message stated. The Armenian Foreign Ministry stated that the reports from Azerbaijan about the shelling of the Dashkesan region from the territory of Armenia do not correspond to reality. «That information was a lie. It speaks of Azerbaijani plans to expand their area of military operations, which include a start of aggression against Armenia» — the Armenian Foreign Ministry concluded.
3 Armenia — Azerbaijan
The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry has denied the information from Armenia about the destruction of an F-16 fighter that allegedly belongs to the Azerbaijani Air Forces. The head of the press service of the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry, Vagif Dargahlim, made such statement. «The Armenian reports that an F-16 fighter from the Azerbaijani Air Force was allegedly shot down are lies. The messages are provocative in nature. We declare that the Azerbaijan Air Force does not have F-16 fighters» — he explained.
4 Armenia — Azerbaijan
The press secretary of the Armenian Defense Ministry, Shushan Stepanyan, announced the intention of the Armenian Forces to use long-range strike systems in response to the actions of the Azerbaijani forces that use heavy incendiary weaponry. «In order to launch an attack along the entire front line, the Azerbaijani Forces used heavy incendiary weaponry such as TOS-1, MLRS Smerch, and other such systems from early morning. The Armenian Forces warn that the Azerbaijani actions leave no choice but to switch to the use of strike systems of greater range and destructive power» — the report stated. The Armenian Foreign Ministry reported about a death of a civilian as a result of the shelling of the Armenian city of Vardenis by the Azerbaijani troops. The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, announced that as a result of the shelling from the Armenian side, 10 Azerbaijani civilians died in two days since the start of the clashes in the zone of the Karabakh conflict. The Foreign Ministry and the Prosecutor General’s Office of Azerbaijan reported that since 27th of September — 30 civilians were injured.
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