The troops of the Azerbaijani army have launched a “lightning-fast counter-offensive” operation along the entire front, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reports. According to them, the military managed to destroy 12 units of 9K33 Osa Russian-made short-range anti-aircraft missile systems of the air defense of Armenia.
It is known that Azerbaijan really used Turkish-made TB2 unmanned aerial vehicles to deliver strikes on the territory of Armenia.
“In order to suppress the combat activity of the armed forces of Armenia and ensure the safety of the civilian population, the command of the Azerbaijani Army decided to launch a counter-offensive operation of our troops along the entire front. The personnel and tank units, with the support of units of the rocket and artillery troops, front-line aviation and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), have discovered a large number of manpower, military objects and military equipment of the Armenian armed forces located in the front line and in the depths of the enemy’s defense, destroy them “, said in the message of the Ministry of Defense.
Earlier, the Armenian Defense Ministry reported two downed helicopters and three drones. The Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan confirmed the information about only one helicopter shot down in the Terter direction, the crew members are alive.
Azerbaijan and Armenia blamed each other for the start of the hostilities. The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said that the Armenian armed forces fired at the positions of the Azerbaijani army “along the entire front line.” Civilian casualties and injuries are reported. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan stated that the attack was launched by the Azerbaijani military. According to him, the army “successfully resists the attack.”
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