Armenia – Azerbaijan Fighting Continues

ARMENIA-AZERBAIJAN CASUALITY REPORT
September Clashes Number 006
29/09/2020 15:00 (GMT+1)

ARMENIA:

KIA:
86 (confirmed by ARM MoD)
+ 8 showed in video by AZE MoD (just in case, we’ll double count)
+ 1x PMC Mercenary (from Serbia)
+ 1 probably hit while over a T-72 that was near another T-72 hit by ATGM’s
Total: 41 KIA
– 1x Leutenant-Colonel

WIA:
200+

Vehicle losses:
– 11x AD Vehicle (7x 9K33 Osa; 4x Tor-M2KM) (Aze. claims 12x Osa)
– 7x T-72 (+1)
– 2x T-72 damaged
– 1x BMP-1 (damaged?)
– 1x Unknown APC (maybe BTR-80, but impossible to confirm)
– 2x Ammunition Truck
– AZE claim that they destroyed tonight 1 Tank, 1 Vehicle and 10+ soldiers
– AZE claim that they destroyed 2 more tankd, total number of armoured vehicles destroyed is 30

– 1x Ammunition Depot blown up

Civilian losses:
– 4x Killed (+2)
– 31x + Injured (+ at least 1x)

AZERBAIJAN:

KIA:
11x Confirmed by AZE MoD
1 or 2 dozen corpses in videos
At least 43 judgning by videos
– 4x at least killed in ambush, OSINT source (video)
– 570-780 (Claimed by Armenia)
– 81 KIA are Syrian Mercenaries

WIA:
– Large number (claimed by ARM)

Vehicle losses:
– 10x T-72 MBT (+4)
– 5x Helicopters claimed shot down (2x confirmed by pictures, very probably a MI-8) (+1)
– 3x AN-2 Airplane (+2, unsure)
– 1x IMR-3 Engineering Vehicle
– 8x BMP-2 (+2) (Confirmed by videos)
– 34x UAV (+5) (1 downed by Iran?), of which:
– 2x Heron 450 Drones
– 1x Orbiter Drone
– 1x IAI Harop Drone (apparently)
– 6x Trucks
– 1x BTR-82
– 2x AZCAN APC (1x destroyed, 1 maybe damaged) (unknown if Sentry or Huron)
– 1x Unknown APC destroyed (+1)
– 67x (some say 82 total, but its probably too high) Total vehicle claimed by ARM, + 11x claimed captured (including T-72’s and BMP 3’s!)
Civilian losses:
– 7x Killed
– 27x Injured

Azerbaijan suffered nearly 60 manpower losses overnight during aggression against Artsakh

Heavy clashes continued in the Artsakh-Azerbaijan line of contact overnight, Armenian defense ministry’s representative Artsrun Hovhannisyan said during a press conference.

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“The adversary again tried to attack especially at the southern and northern directions under the heavy fire of armored equipment, UAVs, artillery. Nearly 60 Azerbaijani servicemen were killed at that time, as well as a military equipment of Azerbaijan has been destroyed, was pushed back. At the moment the battles continue”, he said.

On September 27 early morning the Azerbaijani military has launched a massive cross-border artillery attack on Artsakh, including on civilian settlements. Peaceful settlements are also under bombardment, including the capital city of Stepanakert.

84 servicemen were killed and nearly 120 were wounded in Artsakh from the Azerbaijani attack.

Armenia and Artsakh declared a martial law and mobilization.

According to the latest data, the Azerbaijani side has suffered nearly 400 human losses as a result of its aggression. The Artsakh side has destroyed a total of 4 Azerbaijani attacking helicopters, 49 UAVs, 80 armored equipment including tanks, 82 vehicles and 1 aircraft.

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🇦🇲 Armenian and 🇷🇺 Russian Channels reporting the presence of Members of infamous Syrian Rebel group ‘Sultan Murad Division’ (Neo-Otomanists) in Azerbaijan Frontlines

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Russian Independent Media, Real Tribune:
— “On the left is the commander of the pro-Turkish group “Sultan Murad”, which fought in Syria against the Kurds and the Syrian army, on the right is the famous terrorist Abu Khamsha.

GISTED

Letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs Zohrab Mnatsakanyan to the UN Secretary General António Guterres

▪️On September 28, Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan sent a letter to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, in which he presented the large-scale aggression unleashed by Azerbaijan against Artsakh and the resulting situation.

▪️The Minister provided information on cases of targeted shelling of the civilian population of Artsakh and infrastructure, as well as provocative actions of the Azerbaijani armed forces using weapons of various calibers.

▪️ Referring to the distorting streams of disinformation voiced by the enemy, the Foreign Minister noted: “The aggression was planned in advance, and the statements of the Azerbaijani side about the alleged counterattack are absolutely false. Azerbaijan has never concealed its strategic goal of resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with the use of force, continuing to maintain tension along the line of contact and the Armenian-Azerbaijani state border. ”
The Foreign Minister expressed deep concern over the unconditional unilateral support of Azerbaijan and the aggression of the latter by Turkey. Resolutely condemning the aggression of Azerbaijan, Minister Mnatsakanyan stressed that provocative actions aimed at violating the ceasefire are not only a gross violation of international humanitarian law, but are also fraught with the risk of escalating into a full-scale regional war.

▪️Minister Mnatsakanyan criticized the provocative actions of Azerbaijan in response to the call of the UN Secretary General for a global ceasefire. He stressed that all responsibility for the consequences of the aggression lies with the military-political leadership of Azerbaijan.

▪️The Foreign Minister stressed that Armenia, as the guarantor of the security of the people of Artsakh, will take all necessary measures to protect the inalienable rights of the people of Artsakh and provide an adequate response to the aggression of Azerbaijan.

▪️The right of the residents of Nagorno-Karabakh to self-determination is an integral part of the conflict settlement; and by virtue of this right, the people of Artsakh should be able to determine their status without any restrictions.

▪️The Foreign Minister confirmed Armenia’s commitment to an exclusively peaceful settlement of the conflict.

▪️The letter will be distributed as a document of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly: under paragraphs 34 (Prevention of armed conflicts), 71 (The right of peoples to self-determination), 135 (Responsibility for the protection and prevention of genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity ) the agenda and as a document of the Security Council.


Armenian Military Portal:
— “Turkish F-16 fighter shot down Su-25 BBC Armenia

An F-16 fighter of the Turkish Air Force shot down an Armenian Su-25 attack aircraft, the pilot was killed. Press Secretary of the Defense Minister Shushan Stepanyan announced this on her Facebook. The incident took place on Tuesday afternoon.

The Armenian pilot died heroically.

A Turkish fighter took off from the airfield of the Azerbaijani city of Ganja and covered the actions of Azerbaijani aviation and drones that were striking the settlements of Vardenis, Mets Masrik and Sotk in Armenia itself.

At this time, the actions of the Armenian air defense were supported by aviation. During the combat mission, the Armenian attack aircraft was shot down by a Turkish fighter. The means of control recorded a Turkish plane at a depth of 60 kilometers towards the territory of Azerbaijan, at an altitude of 8200 meters.”


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Iran is sending its forces to the border with Azerbaijan. The images taken about an hour ago show T-72S tanks and D-30 howitzers of the 216th armored brigade of the Iranian army on their way to the border to counter any threat posed by the Azerbaijani armed forces.