Tuesday, April 5 2016 14:27 EEST
Baku’s reserve troops destroyed in Karabakh – Yerevan
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Azerbaijan has informed about destruction of the command point of the Armed Forces of Armenia. The Defense Ministry of Armenia informed about destruction of reserve troops of Azerbaijan, which were moving to the front line in Nagorno-Karabakh, RIA Novosti reported.

According to the agency, Armenian artillery destroyed Azerbaijani forces at a contact line.

"Armenian forces suppressed an attempt to transfer the enemy’s forces. Azerbajani units got under the impact of aimed and long-range artillery fire of the Armenians and were completely destroyed," the Ministry said.

Azerbajan in its turn has informed about destruction of the command post of the Armed Forces of Armenia at a contact line in Nagorno-Karabakh.

"Generals, colonels and senior officers of Armenia were killed. We will present our video evidence in the nearest future," the Defense Ministry of Azerbaijan noted.

Stepanakert denies Baku’s statement on the destruction of the command post. It also stated that 300 Azerbaijani soldiers have been already killed.

The conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh broke out with renewed power on the night of April 2. According to official data, 18 Armenian militants were killed during the fights while Azerbaijan’s loss amounted to 12 people.

Azerbaijan says that their units, which were deployed in the conflict zone, were targeted with large-caliber guns.

Armenia claims that Azerbaijan first opened artillery fire and then applied its tanks and helicopters.

On Sunday afternoon, the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan revealed its decision to suspend hostilities unilaterally. However, Yerevan and Stepanakert reported that fighting went on.

Nagorno-Karabakh is a region in the South Caucasus that is located in the eastern part of the Armenian highlands. In fact, most of its territory is controlled by the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, but according to the administrative-territorial division of Azerbaijan, it is situated in its territory.

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