Azerbaijan/Armenia conflict summary October,31,2020
*Information until October 30. according Azerbaijan’s side liberated 4 cities, 3 settlements, 185 villages and Murovdag peak from occupation.
The latest situation in the front on October 31 according Azerbaijan MOD
During the day on October 30 and early morning October 31, the Armenian armed forces fired at the positions of the units of Azerbaijan Army and our human settlements in different directions of the front using various weapons, including artillery and missiles.
The combat operations continued mainly in the Aghdere, Khojavend and Gubadli directions.
As a result of retaliatory actions against the Armenian armed forces in various directions of the front, there were killed and wounded among the enemy’s personnel.
During the day and at night yesterday, a large number of enemy forces, 2 T-72 tanks, 3 infantry fighting vehicles (IFV), 2 “Smerch” and 1 BM-21 “Grad” MLRS, 12 different types of howitzers, 1 – “OSA” anti-aircraft missile system, 1 electronic warfare station and 2 auto vehicles were destroyed and wrecked.
Currently, our troops control the operational situation.
*Losses of the Armenian Armed Forces Personnel 21+
*Azerbaijan MOD published new video
*Stepanakert central market was shelled about 7 am from the Grad MLRS. Fortunately, at that time there was no one there and there were no casualties. Civilian infrastructure continues to be attacked. The truce never came …
*Armenia Minister of defense briefing
*Azerbaijan’s MOD published The enemy’s reconnaissance and sabotage group was destroyed and two military vehicles were destroyed
At noon on October 31, the movement of enemy military vehicles full of manpower in the direction of our positions was observed.
It turned out that an intelligence-sabotage group consisting of Armenian special forces tried to approach the line of defense of our troops in order to commit provocation.
With the first shot fired at the enemy, the vehicle was destroyed and the reconnaissance and sabotage group fell and began to flee. It was also observed that members of the group got into a second Kamaz car to leave the area. The car, which was full of armed servicemen, was also destroyed by a direct shot.
We present videos reflecting those moments.
* A recent rallying cry by the ethnic Armenian leader of Nagorno-Karabakh contained a startling admission: enemy troops were no more than five kilometres (three miles) from the mountain enclave’s second-largest city.
Emboldened by Turkish support, Azerbaijan has the upper hand in the bloodiest fighting in more than 25 years in the South Caucasus. In just over a month, it has retaken much of the land in and around Nagorno-Karabakh that it lost in the 1990s.
It now faces a difficult choice: advance on the symbolic city of Shusha – Shushi to Armenians – a staging post for an assault on the region’s largest city, Stepanakert. Or sever Armenia’s main supply corridor to the west.
The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the highland region of Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed territory that had been part of Azerbaijan before the Soviet Union break-up, but primarily populated by ethnic Armenians, broke out in February 1988 after the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region announced its withdrawal from the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic. In 1992-1994, tensions boiled over and exploded into large-scale military action for control over the enclave and seven adjacent territories after Azerbaijan lost control of them. Talks on the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement have been ongoing since 1992 under the OSCE Minsk Group, led by its three co-chairs – Russia, France and the United States.