The Armenian-Azerbaijani war has been going on for 5 days already. Artillery battles with different intensities are taking place along the entire frontline in Artsakh, as by the Armenian Unified Information Center informs. "The initiative on the military front is in the hands of the Armenian Armed Forces. The enemy 's firing points are being suppressed," the message says.
The Azerbaijani armed forces have carried out military operations today also in the territory of the Republic of Armenia. According to Armenian Unified Information Center, the enemy shelled Vardenis-Sotq highway. Earlier, the representative of RA Defense Ministry Artsrun Hovhannisyan informed about the actions of the Air Defense units of the Artsakh Republic Defense Army.
According to him, the air defense units hit 3 planes, 2 helicopters and 6 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The first plane crashed in the territory of the Islamic Republic of Iran. "On October 1, the units of the Artsakh Republic Defense Army shot down the enemy’s miltary helicopter, which crashed in the territory of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the southern part of the Artsakh-Azerbaijani conflict zone, in the territory of Varazatumb (Lele Tepe).
"The Ministry of Defense of the Artsakh Republic states that this is not intentional, as the hostilities unleashed by Azerbaijan are taking place very close to the border with Iran. Unfortunately, such cases are inevitable," said Shushan Stepanyan, Spokeswoman for RA Defense Ministry.
The Unified Armenian Information Center also reported on a child injured in Iran after a volley by the Azerbaijani side. The governor of the Iranian province Khodafarin stated that a 6-year-old child was wounded when a rocket fired during an artillery barrage by multiple rocket launchers hit a residential building in the village of Parvizkhanlu. The rocket fell on a residential house. The location of the village shows that it was hit by the Azerbaijani armed forces. "Parviskhanlu is behind the forces of the Artsakh Defense Army on the Artsakh-Iran border, about 10-12 km away from the location of the Azerbaijani armed forces," the official statement says.
It should be noted that four journalists were wounded in the course of Azerbaijani bombing Martuni Town in the Nagorno Karabakh today. Two of the journalists are journalists from the French “Le Monde”. Armenian journalists Aram Grigoryan, the cameraman of Armenia TV, and Sevak Vardumyan, a journalist from 24news.am, were also injured in the course of the bombing, as the Armenian Unified Information Center informs. "Le Monde's reporter is in a critical state, he is undergoing surgery at Stepanakert Medical Center. The journalists were wounded in Martuni municipality building as a result of the shelling by the Azerbaijani armed forces," the official statement says.
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October 01, 2020 at 20:44