Nagorno-Karabakh: 16 Armenian military casualties

By | September 27, 2020
Nagorno-Karabakh: 16 Armenian military casualties

The Prosecutor General’s Office of Azerbaijan reported that 14 civilians were injured in Nagorno-Karabakh.

16 Armenian soldiers were killed in the clashes in Nagorno-Karabakh and over 100 wounded, the Armenian Defense Ministry reported, quoting Deputy Defense Minister of unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Artur Sargsyan.

“According to preliminary data, 16 servicemen were killed and over 100 wounded on the Armenian side,” the ministry said.

Earlier, the Prosecutor General’s Office of Azerbaijan reported that the number of wounded civilians in Nagorno-Karabakh increased to 14 as of September 27 at 15:50.

As reported, Armenian authorities informed on the morning of September 27 that Azerbaijan launched missile strikes against settlements of Nagorno Karabakh. At the same time, Azerbaijan said that Armenia had started fighting and noted that its troops had launched a counteroffensive operation along the entire front line in Nagorno-Karabakh.

In 1988, the predominantly Armenian-populated Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region announced its withdrawal from the Azerbaijani SSR. In 1994, an armistice agreement was signed with the mediation of Moscow, which put an end to active hostilities in the region but left Karabakh and the surrounding areas of Azerbaijan under Armenian control.

In six years of war, more than 30 thousand people died. The peace settlement reached a deadlock after negotiations between the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan in 2009.