Azerbaijan launched large-scale airstrikes in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. The airstrikes occurred in the frontline zone in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Azerbaijan just released footage of their strikes on Armenian targets in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh on 27 September.
Video shows Soviet-made Osa air-defense systems (NATO reporting name SA-8 Gecko) belonging to the Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Army that were destroyed by Azerbaijani troops.
In a release morning Sunday, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said the 12 OSA anti-aircraft missile systems of the Armenian air defense units were destroyed during large-scale airstrikes in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
“The command staff of the Azerbaijan Army decided to launch a counter-offensive operation of our troops along the entire front to suppress the combat activity of the armed forces of Armenia and ensure the safety of the civilian population,” the Ministry said in a statement.
Armenia accused neighboring Azerbaijan of attacking civilian settlements in Nagorno-Karabakh – internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan but controlled by Armenian forces – including the main city of Stepanakert. Armenia’s defence ministry said its forces downed two Azerbaijani helicopters and three drones in response to an attack it said began at 04:10 GMT.
Heavy fighting has erupted between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, with both civilians and combatants killed.
Armenia has declared martial law and ordered its military to mobilise after a major flare-up in violence with Azerbaijan over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.