News, reports, photos / videos on military actions in Karabakh for October 6, 2020
Ambulance car came under fire in Aghdam region of Azerbaijan
An ambulance came under fire in the Agdam region of Azerbaijan, Qafqazinfo reports.
According to the source, an artillery shell fell and exploded near the vehicle.
It is still unknown about the dead and wounded as a result of the incident.
Karabakh President Calls for "Forming an International Anti-Terrorist Coalition"
Arayik Harutyunyan made this appeal on his Facebook page.
He states that Karabakh and Armenia are at the forefront of the fight against international terrorism:
“However, in this case, the specificity is that the enemy threatening the existence of world civilization came out against our country, hiding behind the flag of a UN member state, as part of the army of this state and often instead of this regular army. In the modern world, when it is impossible to hide anything from anyone, everyone saw and recorded the penetration of the international terrorist network of jihadists into Azerbaijan. It is no longer a secret for any state in the world that the target of this monstrous terrorist network is the civilian population of Artsakh and Armenia, our cities and villages, our right to live freely and control our own destiny. ”
According to the NK President, it is Turkey, involved in the management of this network, with the consent of the authorities of official Baku, creates a new hotbed of international terrorism in the South Caucasus. And Harutyunyan calls on all states of the world to prevent Turkey’s plans to turn Azerbaijan “into a den of terrorism in the South Caucasus”:
“Today Armenia and Artsakh are at the forefront of this struggle, since they have adequately accepted the challenge thrown to us. And we will fight until the final victory. But this is a problem not only for Armenia and Artsakh.
As the President of a state fighting for its independence, I call on the civilized world to take an active part in the fight against terrorism. The imperative of the day is the creation of an efficient and effective international anti-terrorist coalition.”
Iranian President called Ilham Aliyev
In a telephone conversation, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani expressed his country’s concern over the ongoing hostilities in the zone of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops.
“A part of the occupied territory of the state border of Iran and Azerbaijan has already been liberated, and border infrastructure will soon be created in the border liberated territories, where Azerbaijani border guards will serve,” Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said.
Azerbaijan opens humanitarian corridors for Armenian population - Defense Ministry
According to the head of the press service of the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry Anar Eyvazov, an appeal was made to the Armenian population in the conflict zone regarding the opening of humanitarian corridors.
“The appeal also applies to enemy servicemen who wish to surrender voluntarily. The Azerbaijani army in the combat zone is observing the norms of international law. Our servicemen provide assistance to persons not participating in hostilities, ”he said.
European Court of Human Rights upholds the appeal of the Armenian government against Turkey
This is already Armenia’s second appeal to the European Court. This time Armenia applied to the ECHR regarding the application of so-called interim measures against Turkey. The appeal was presented due to the fact that Turkey is involved in military operations in the conflict zone and provides support to the Azerbaijani Armed Forces. Moreover, as indicated in the appeal, these military actions are directed against the civilian population of Karabakh and Armenia and are accompanied by gross violations of international humanitarian law and the European Convention on Human Rights.
The European Court again satisfied the appeal of the Armenian government:
“The court confirmed the decision of September 29 on the application of interim measures and calls on all countries directly or indirectly involved in the conflict, including Turkey, to refrain from violating the rights of the civilian population provided for by the European Convention.”
Armenia’s first appeal was submitted to the ECHR on September 27. This was due to the start of large-scale hostilities along the line of contact around Karabakh and in the direction of the Vardenis region of Armenia. Armenia demanded to force Azerbaijan to stop offensive hostilities, as well as point fire at people, civilian objects and settlements.
The first decision of the ECHR called on both parties to the conflict, that is, both Azerbaijan and Armenians “to refrain from any measures, in particular, military actions, which may lead to a violation of the conventional rights of the civilian population, including endangering their lives and health.”
Iran warns of tough measures against the parties to the Karabakh conflict
The indignation of the Iranian authorities was caused by the fact that, as a result of the hostilities in the zone of the Karabakh conflict, this is not the first time that shells hit the territory of their country. On October 5, Iranian media reported that several bombs fell on the territory of the province bordering Armenia and Azerbaijan, a 6-year-old child was injured, and houses were damaged.
Iranian Defense Minister General Amir Khatami said: “The security of our borders is vital to us. Any attack is unacceptable for us, and if these steps are repeated, in addition to warnings, we will move on to tougher measures. ”
For the first time, it was reported that a shell fired from the Azerbaijani side fell on the territory of Iran. Where the bombs came from this time has not yet been reported.
Enemy shells territories of three regions of Azerbaijan - Defense Ministry
“The Armenian armed forces fired at the territories of Yevlakh, Goranboy and Beylagan regions,” the press service of the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said.
Special services of Azerbaijan announced the interception of radio communications of mercenaries fighting on the Armenian side
As stated in the message of the State Security Service of Azerbaijan, members of the Kurdish terrorist groups who arrived from Iraq and Syria are fighting in the Armenian army in Nagorno-Karabakh.
The report claims that the State Security Service of Azerbaijan intercepted the radio communications of the terrorists.
“In the presented recording of the negotiations, the terrorists talk about a large number of losses on the Armenian side, about the difficult situation in the army, the effective use of drones by the Azeri servicemen, and regret that they have arrived in the conflict zone,” the message says.
"Azerbaijan ignores Iran's security" - Armenian Defense Ministry
Closer to noon, the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, using reserve forces and a large amount of military equipment, including tanks and artillery, launched a large-scale offensive in the southern direction of the contact line. Shushan Stepanyan, the press secretary of the Armenian Defense Ministry, reported this:
“The enemy ignores the security of the territory of the Islamic Republic of Iran. A large volume of enemy military resources is methodically destroyed. “
Prime Minister of Armenia in Nagorno-Karabakh
Nikol Pashinyan held consultations with the military leadership, according to the government’s Facebook page. The operational situation on the front line and the forthcoming actions of the Armed Forces were discussed. Other details have not yet been released.
"Azerbaijani side continues to spread disinformation" - Armenian Defense Ministry
The press secretary of the Armenian Defense Ministry Shushan Stepanyan reports that Azerbaijan continues to disseminate information that the Armenian Armed Forces are allegedly shelling the peaceful cities of Azerbaijan:
“The military-political leadership of Azerbaijan continues its policy of misleading the international community and its own people. We declare that no fire was opened in the direction of Azerbaijan …
It is obvious that this disinformation of official Baku is aimed at preparing a propaganda ground for the resumption of hostilities, ignoring statements about the immediate cessation of hostilities by the international community, in particular, by the co-chair countries. ”
Vahram Poghosyan, the press secretary of the President of Nagorno-Karabakh, writes on his Facebook page that the Defense Army is only firing at “enemy terrorist formations”:
“The situation in Karabakh remains stably tense … We have some positional successes.”
"Instructions given to continue systematic, consistent destruction of enemy forces" - Azerbaijani Defense Ministry
A special meeting has been held under the leadership of Azerbaijani Defense Minister Colonel-General Zakir Hasanov.
“During the meeting, the current situation in the ongoing counter-offensive operation was analyzed and instructions were given to continue the planned, purposeful and consistent destruction of enemy forces.
The Minister of Defense instructed the troops to take vital and necessary measures in the liberated territories.
The Minister of Defense said that if the enemy uses Iskander tactical missile systems, adequate retaliatory actions will be taken. The minister ordered the Azerbaijani Army to plan actions to strike at the military-strategic infrastructure on the enemy’s territory using weapons in the arsenal that have great destructive power,” the press service of the Defense Ministry said.
"Due to constant shelling of Stepanakert, ambulance doctors cannot provide assistance in time" - Minister of Health of Armenia
“Azerbaijan continues to commit unacceptable actions, shelling residential buildings and civilian infrastructure. I personally witnessed how a rocket exploded near the central hospital in Stepanakert”, Armenian Minister of Health Arsen Torosyan said at a briefing.
Torosyan says military hospitals and civilian hospitals in Nagorno-Karabakh are provided with the necessary medicines and blood supplies. There is no shortage of specialists either. However, many doctors from Armenia now want to leave for Karabakh to help their colleagues. The minister said they have to refrain for now “to avoid chaos and to organise everything properly.”
Ilham Aliyev met with Turkish Foreign Minister
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu arrived in Baku.
On October 6, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev received a delegation led by the Turkish Foreign Minister.
The details of the meeting have not yet been reported.
"Stepanakert will not ask for an armistice" - Speaker of the Karabakh Parliament
Initially, the war was initiated by the Azerbaijani authorities, but now the military-political leadership of Turkey is already waging it, Arthur Tovmasyan, speaker of the Nagorno-Karabakh parliament, said at a briefing.
“This is not a war between Armenians and Azerbaijanis, this is an attempt by Turkey to squeeze into the Transcaucasus.”
In this regard, Tovmasyan believes that the international community should apply sanctions against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
In addition, Stepanakert, according to the speaker of the parliament, should participate in the negotiations on the settlement of the Karabakh conflict:
“Only the people of Karabakh, who are supported by the people of Armenia
and the Diaspora, have the right to decide the fate of Karabakh. Now we are all one family.”
Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry releases video from Chakhirli village, taken under control of Azerbaijani army
The village of Chakhirli in the Jabrayil region was taken under the control of the Azerbaijani army on October 3. President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev announced this on his Twitter account.
"The night passed relatively calmly at the border" - the Ministry of Defense of Armenia
As Armenian Defense Ministry spokeswoman Shushan Stepanyan writes on her Facebook page, this is the result of “several calls of the international community to immediately cease hostilities in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone.”
She concludes her post with warning that “in case of further escalations, the entire responsibility will be borne by the military-political leadership of Azerbaijan.”
Azerbaijani Defense Ministry denies message from Armenian side on ‘trap for enemy forces’
According to Colonel Vagif Dyargakhly, head of the press service of the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry, the information disseminated by the official representative of the Armenian Defense Ministry allegedly about a “tricky trap” for the Azerbaijani army and their destruction is false, unfounded and yet more disinformation.
“We declare that the Armenian army is forced to retreat, suffering heavy losses in manpower and military equipment. Our occupied lands are being liberated. This is an indisputable fact,” he said.
Fighting in Karabakh: Day 10. Brief overview
Fighting continues for the 10th day in and around Karabakh:
• From the Armenian side, since the beginning of the fighting on the morning of September 27, 224 soldiers have been killed, as reported by the Armenian media citing the Karabakh Defense Army. The number of wounded was not reported. How many Azerbaijani soldiers have been killed has not been reported. Experts suggest that there are many dead, given the intensity of the fighting, which has been going on for the ninth day.
• Civilian casualties are growing. On the Azerbaijani side, a total of 27 people were killed and 141 wounded. On the Armenian side, 19 civilians were killed and about 80 were wounded.
• The Azerbaijani army took control of a total of 25 villages in Fizuli, Jabrayil, Terter and Agderin (Mardakert) regions and the city of Jabrayil, as well as several strategic heights, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said.
• Both sides reported continued fierce fighting.
• On the territory of Azerbaijan, the city of Ganja, the second largest city in Azerbaijan, was again shelled by the Armenian military. The cities of Terter and Agjabedi were also shelled.
• The massive artillery shelling by the Azerbaijani military of Stepanakert, the capital of Karabakh, continued.
• The Karabakh Defense Army stated that it “lured into a trap” the Azerbaijani detachment, creating an imitation of a retreat. The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry called this message a fake.
• The Armenian Ministry of Defense denied reports that on the evening of October 4, the city of Mingechevir in Azerbaijan, where a reservoir and one of the country’s main power plants are located, were fired upon. It is stated that the distance to the city is too great for the shells of a “Smerch” rocket system to reach, and these shells cause much greater destruction than recorded in the photographs published in Azerbaijan.
• The son of the Prime Minister of Armenia Ashot Pashinyan went to the front as a volunteer.
• The Foreign Ministers of Russia, France and the United States issued a joint statement as representatives of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairing countries (the facilitator in in the Karabakh negotiations). They called on the parties for an immediate ceasefire and declared a threat to stability in the entire region.
• The Prime Minister of Armenia called the President of Russia. The large-scale nature of the fighting in Karabakh and the heavy losses of both sides, including among civilians, were discussed. Putin stressed that it is necessary to urgently end the hostilities.
• Members of the group who are preparing the summit of the Eurasian Economic Union (acting under the leadership of Russia) arrived in Yerevan. The summit will take place on October 8-9, Russian Prime Minister Mishustin is expected to attend.
News, reports, photos / videos on military operations in Karabakh for October 5, 2020