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Watch: Armenian forces score direct hits on Azerbaijani armored vehicles

Published 2020-10-18 23:51:52 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 P.M.) – The Armenian Ministry of Defense released new footage on Sunday of the Artsakh Defense Army (ADA) launching guided missiles at armored vehicles belonging to the Azerbaijani Armed Forces. In the short video released by the Armenian Ministry of Defense, the Artsakh Defense Army can be seen hitting a number of armored vehicles belonging to the Azerbaijani Armed Forces; thus, resulting in their subsequent destruction. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNzDbXmKs1c On Sunday, the Artsakh Defense Army confronted a large attack that was carried out by the Azerbaijani Armed Forces along the southern and northern axes of the Karabakh region. These… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


Azerbaijan announces capture of ancient bridge in Karabakh

Published 2020-10-18 23:21:22 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 P.M.) – Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev announced on Sunday that his country’s military has taken control of the ancient Khodafrin Bridge, which connects between Jebrayil district, adjacent to Karabakh, and Iran. Aliyev said on his official Twitter account: “The Azerbaijani forces raised the flag of Azerbaijan over the ancient Khodafrin Bridge. Long live the people of Azerbaijan! Karabakh is Azerbaijan!” Shortly after the announcement, the Azerbaijani media circulated a video clip of the Azerbaijani flag flying over the medieval bridge across the Aras River. The Khodafrin Bridge (one of which is partially destroyed) is located in the… Read on ->

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Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


Powerful explosion heard outside Karabakh capital

Published 2020-10-18 22:54:46 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 P.M.) – A powerful explosion was heard in the vicinity of the Karabakh Republic’s capital, Stepanakert, this evening, locals reported from the aforementioned city. According to the reports from Stepanakert, the powerful explosion occurred in the mountains in the vicinity of the capital, as locals reported a flash at the blast site. The cause of the explosion is still unknown at this time, but locals reported seeing the Artsakh Defense Army’s air defense units open fire on a target in the night sky before the blast occurred. It is still not clear whether or not this was… Read on ->

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Turkey allegedly withdrawing from besieged military post in Syria’s Hama

Published 2020-10-18 22:38:08 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 P.M.) – The Turkish military was seen on Sunday moving several transport vehicles into the Syrian town of Morek, prompting many observers to report that Ankara was withdrawing its troops from this observation post in the Hama Governorate. According to preliminary reports from the Hama Governorate, the Turkish military will withdraw from its ninth observation post in Morek. The Turkish military’s observation post in the town of Morek is surrounded from all sides by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), who captured the area from the jihadist rebels last winter. Furthermore, quoting private security sources, the Sputnik Agency… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria, Turkey


Armenian forces destroy 4 tanks in big push by Azerbaijani army

Published 2020-10-18 22:20:58 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – The Artsakh Defense Army (ADA) confronted a large attack launched by the Azerbaijan Army last night, which resulted in heavy clashes that last until the morning hours. According to the Armenian Ministry of Defense, the Artsakh Defense Army was able to destroy a number of Azerbaijani tanks that were leading the attack on the southern region of Karabakh. “The DA units have destroyed 4 enemy assaulting tanks in the southern direction. In the southern flank of the Artsakh-Azerbaijani conflict zone the enemy is employing a large number of UAVs and artillery systems,” the Press Secretary… Read on ->

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Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


Azerbaijani forces attempt to advance in southern Karabakh despite ceasefire announcement

Published 2020-10-18 09:35:12 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 A.M.) – The Press Secretary of the Armenian Ministry of Defense, Shushan Stepanyan, announced that the Azerbaijani army advanced towards the southern direction of the frontline in Karabakh, despite the ceasefire between the two parties. Stepanyan said that “despite the announcement of a ceasefire between the two sides, the Azerbaijani armed forces once again blatantly violated the agreement.” This attack along the southern part of Karabakh comes at a time when the Azerbaijani forces are trying to capture more territory from the Artsakh Defense Army (ADA). On Saturday, the Press Secretary for the President of Karabakh, Fahram… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


Armenian football player killed in Karabakh

Published 2020-10-18 09:11:42 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – The Armenian midfielder for the Lokomotiv Yerevan club, Eric Saryan, was killed on Saturday in a fierce battle in the Karabakh region. The club Lokomotiv Yerevan”posted on its Instagram account: “The 18-year-old footballer was killed on the borders of Artsakh – Azerbaijan.” The club described the incident as very sad and expressed its condolences to the player’s family and friends. On October 5, the Armenian Weightlifting Federation announced the death of the Armenian champion, Tatul Arutyunyan, in Karabakh. The Karabakh region and its vicinity are witnessing violent battles between the Azerbaijani army and the Armenian… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Karabakh


US nightmare comes true: Iranian arms embargo lifted, they are free to import weapons

Published 2020-10-18 01:50:32 by News Desk in Iran

In 2015, Iran signed the JCPOA with China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany and the European Union, requiring Iran to scale back its nuclear program and severely downgrade its uranium reserves in exchange for sanctions relief, including lifting the arms embargo five years after the deal’s adoption. “As of today, all restrictions on the transfer of arms, related activities and financial services to and from The Islamic Republic of Iran, and all prohibitions regarding the entry or transit through territories of the United Nations Member States previously imposed on a number of Iranian citizens and… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran, US


Azerbaijan releases video showing destruction of Armenian S-300 system

Published 2020-10-18 01:33:05 by News Desk in World-News

The Azerbaijan Defence Ministry has released a video allegedly showing the destruction of Armenian S-300 air defence systems. The footage, shot from on high or from the air, shows objects similar to the deployed missile systems seconds before a large explosion engulfs the entire area. The ministry did not provide any specifics about the clip, such as when the video was made, or where the S-300 systems were allegedly deployed. It is also not entirely clear what weapon the Azerbaijani forces used to purportedly decimate the S-300s. Baku’s release of the video comes as the sides to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan


Azerbaijan and Armenia reach temporary ceasefire in Karabakh

Published 2020-10-18 00:58:31 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:45 A.M.) – The Armenian and Azerbaijani forces have reached a temporary ceasefire in the Karabakh region. According to the Press Secretary of the Armenian Ministry of Defense, Shushan Stepanyan, the ceasefire will begin at midnight on October 18th. “The Republic of #Armenia and the Republic of #Azerbaijan have agreed to a humanitarian truce as of October 18th, 00h00 local time, Armenia’s MFA said in a statement,” she tweeted this evening.  This ceasefire announcement comes just a week after a previous agreement was reached during Russian-mediated meeting on October 10th. The conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia resumed on… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan


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