Azerbaijani soldier killed by Armenian forces
Armenian forces targeted Azerbaijani military positions in border region, says Azerbaijani Defense Ministry
An Azerbaijani soldier was killed when Armenian forces opened fire in the western Kalbajar border region, authorities said on Tuesday.
Armenian forces targeted Azerbaijani military positions, according to a statement by the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry.
“As a result of relevant measures taken by the Azerbaijan Army Units, the opposing side was suppressed,” read the statement.
“The Armenian military-political leadership bears full responsibility for the occurred tension,” it added.
Relations between the former Soviet republics of Armenia and Azerbaijan have been tense since 1991 when the Armenian military occupied Nagorno-Karabakh, also known as Upper Karabakh, a territory internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan, and seven adjacent regions
Their most recent clashes were in September 2020, during which Azerbaijan liberated several cities and nearly 300 settlements and villages that were occupied by Armenia for nearly three decades.
A Russia-brokered deal brought an end to 44 days of intense conflict in November 2020.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.