Azerbaijan’s Defence Ministry issues statement on latest situation in frontline

# 10:59
27 September 2020

“At about 06:00, on September 27, the Armenian Armed Forces fired at the positions of the Azerbaijani Army located in the frontline zone and our settlements with large-caliber weapons, mortars, and artillery of various calibers, by committing a large-scale provocation” said the head of the press service of the Ministry of Defence, lieutenant colonel Anar Eyvazov, APA reports.

Eyvazov noted that there are killed and wounded among the civilian population as a result of the intensive shelling by the enemy of the Gapanly village of Terter region, the Chiragli and Orta Gervend villages of Aghdam region, the Alkhanli and Shukurbeyli villages of Fizuli region, and the Jojug Marjanli village of Jabrayil region. Serious damage was caused to civilian infrastructure.

The firing points and the combat activities of the armed forces of Armenia have been suppressed. The command staff of the Azerbaijan Army decided to launch a counter-offensive operation of our troops along the entire front to suppress the combat activity of the armed forces of Armenia and ensure the safety of the civilian population. Military equipment of the Armenian armed forces located in the forward line and in the depths have been destroyed.

12 OSA anti-aircraft missile systems of the Armenian air defense units were destroyed in various directions.

A combat helicopter of the Air Force of Azerbaijan was damaged, the helicopter made a landing in our positions. The quick counter-offensive operation of our troops continues.”

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