Azerbaijani armed forces liberate settlements, strategic heights

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    A breakthrough of the forefront defense line of the Armenian army has been achieved, several strategic heights and settlements released on April 2, Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry said in a statement.

    The breakthrough took place as the result of counter-attack of the Azerbaijani army on the frontline, according to the ministry.

    Six Armenian tanks, 15 gun mounts and reinforced engineering structures have been destroyed and more than 100 servicemen of the Armenian armed forces were wounded and killed during the fights, the ministry said.

    Twelve servicemen of the Azerbaijani armed forces heroically died, one Mi-24 helicopter was shot down and one tank damaged by a mine, according to the ministry.

    Read more: http://www.azernews.az/aggression/94572.html
     
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    Wow, could this ignite the Caucasus powder keg? Turkey backs Azerbaijan and Russia backs Armenia?
     
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    Dozens killed in renewed heavy fighting between Armenia, Azerbaijan in Nagorno Karabakh

    Heavy fighting has broken out between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces along the front lines of the separatist Nagorno-Karabakh region, reportedly killing at least one child in what one official called the worst clashes since 1994, with Russia urging an immediate ceasefire to end the latest surge of violence over the disputed region.

    Officials from each former Soviet republic blamed the other Saturday for the fighting that began overnight. Both Armenia and Azerbaijan said they had inflicted heavy losses on the other.

    "Twelve Azeri servicemen were killed in action and a Mi-24 helicopter was shot down by Armenian forces," Azerbaijan's defense ministry said in a statement, also claiming that Azeri forces took control of "two strategic heights and a village" in Karabakh. One Azeri tank also went out of service due to land mine explosion. The statement added that six Armenian tanks, 15 artillery positions and supporting engineer positions were destroyed, and thus it is estimated that more than 100 Armenian soldiers were either killed our wounded in action.

    Armenia's defense ministry said that "Azerbaijan on Friday night launched a massive attack along the Karabakh frontline using tanks, artillery, and helicopters." Armenian-backed separatist forces meanwhile claimed to have shot down two Azeri helicopters. "As a result of the Karabakh army's counterstrike, Azeri forces were repelled and sustained serious losses in manpower," a defense ministry statement said. "Heavy fighting is underway."

    Azerbaijan denied an earlier claim that one of its helicopters was brought down. It insisted its forces were counter-attacking after coming under fire from "large-caliber artillery and grenade-launchers" by the Armenian side. "Azerbaijani armed forces have immediately undertaken retaliatory measures against Armenian forces," Azerbaijan's defense ministry said in a statement, adding that "fighting continues in the directions of Agdere-Terter-Agdam and Khojavend-Fizuli."

    David Babayan, a spokesman for Nagorno-Karabakh's separatist president, said a boy of about 12 was killed and two other children wounded in a Grad missile barrage by Azerbaijani forces. He characterized the fighting as the worst since 1994, when a war over the territory ended.

    The sides are separated by a demilitarized buffer zone, but both claim frequent violations by the other.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, meanwhile, urged all sides to cease firing and "show restraint," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted as saying by Russian news agencies. Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu also held emergency phone talks with Azerbaijani and Armenian counterparts Zakir Hasanov and Seyran Ohanyan to urge de-escalation in Karabakh.

    Nagorno-Karabakh, a region in Azerbaijan, has been under the control of local ethnic Armenian forces and the Armenian military since 1994. Years of negotiations under the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) have brought little progress in resolving the territorial dispute.

    Read more: http://www.dailysabah.com/europe/20...etween-armenia-azerbaijan-in-nagorno-karabakh
     
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    Nobody recognizes Karabagh,only some territories that aren't even recognized by the international community do. This includes ;

    -Abkhazia
    -South Ossetia
    -Transnistria
    De facto,it isn't an armenian territory,so I don't think the russians would involve themselves,in case of a full scale war over this territory.
    It's just an armenian-azeri dispute.
     
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    Russian might not send troops to actually fire at the Azeri soldiers but i can see heavy backing to the Armenians from the Russians along with Advisors. Azerbaijan goes the same with Turkey would back the Azerbaijanis heavily and send in advisors.
     
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    Conclusions to be drawn from the four-day fight in Nagorno-Karabakh for the peace process

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    On April 1, clashes broke out across the line of contact between the Armenian and Azerbaijani armed forces, thus marking some of the heaviest fighting to have occurred over the occupied Azerbaijani region of Nagorno-Karabakh since a ceasefire was agreed upon by the two parties in 1994. The latest clashes ended with a mutually agreed ceasefire on April 5. According to official sources, Azerbaijan lost 31 soldiers in the operations, and though the final number of Armenia’s losses is not yet clear, according to the latest information, over the course of the operations as many as 44 Armenian servicemen were killed, 121 were wounded, and 25 have been confirmed as missing so far. A noteworthy amount of heavy military equipment and weaponry was also lost in the course of the clashes. Unconfirmed claims by both sides put the number of human and material losses well above the official numbers.
    Read more: http://turkishweekly.net/2016/04/09...ht-in-nagorno-karabakh-for-the-peace-process/
     
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    Armenia's CSO allies were no where to be found, they just called for calm. |Hilarious|

    Armenia is under full Russian control, if something doesn't benefit Putin then nothing happens for them. Azerbaijan is more important for Russia then Armenia. I don't think Russia would care that much if Azerbaijan took back Karabakh. Russia just needs Armenia to use it as sore for Turkey and Azerbaijan.
     
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