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Armenia And Azerbaijan Both Claim Heavy Losses For The Enemy, Baku Claims Armenian S-300 Destroyed

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Armenia And Azerbaijan Both Claim Heavy Losses For The Enemy, Baku Claims Armenian S-300 Destroyed

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On September 29th, and continuing into 30th, the fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan continued, with a plethora of reports and footage from both sides.

Notably, Armenian media circulated a video showing Azerbaijani UAVs flying over Armenian villages and the Armenian air defense systems taking down.

There were also photographs of downed drones.

Armenia And Azerbaijan Both Claim Heavy Losses For The Enemy, Baku Claims Armenian S-300 Destroyed

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Armenia And Azerbaijan Both Claim Heavy Losses For The Enemy, Baku Claims Armenian S-300 Destroyed

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Armenia And Azerbaijan Both Claim Heavy Losses For The Enemy, Baku Claims Armenian S-300 Destroyed

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In an official statement, the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan said that its forces had destroyed a Russian-made S-300 operated by Armenia.

“Yesterday [September 29th], during the fighting on the territory of Shushakend, Khojaly region, the enemy’s S-300 anti-aircraft missile system was disabled,” a statement read.

Earlier, the ministry stated that the Armenian S-300, which covered the airspace of Yerevan, were removed from combat duty and sent towards Nagorno-Karabakh.

The press secretary of the Armenian Defense Ministry Shushan Stepanyan said that two drones of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces were shot down over Stepanakert at night.

The official statement of the Azerbaijan side is that from September 27th, until the morning of September 3rd, it has:

  • Killed and wounded up to 2,300 Armenian soldiers;
  • Destroyed or disabled up to 130 battle tanks and other armored vehicles;
  • It has destroyed or disabled more than 200 artillery and anti-aircraft missile systems;
  • At least 25 air defense systems were also destroyed;
  • 6 command posts;
  • 5 weapons and ammunition depots;
  • 50 anti-tank weapons;
  • 55 units of motor vehicles;

On the Armenian side, reports are that they are having limited success in withholding the enemy’s advance.

“At these minutes, artillery firefight is under way along the entire length of the front.  That night, in the sky over Stepanakert, two enemy UAVs were hit.  – Press Secretary of the Armenian Ministry of Defense Shushan Stepanyan.

The Ministry of Defense of Armenia published some video footage about the losses in the ranks of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces for the last day.

Armenia also announced the losses it had reportedly caused to Azerbaijan:

  • 790 soldiers killed;
  • 1,900 wounded;
  • 7 helicopters destroyed;
  • 1 warplane destroyed;
  • 137 battle tanks and armored vehicles;
  • 72 UAVs.

According to Armenian media, the Azerbaijani wounded are brought to this hospital in the center of Baku without interruptions, constant signals with flashing lights. 3-4 long motorcades of ambulances every hour.

Relatives of soldiers from all parts of the country are making their way to the doors of both buildings of the hospital. No one is allowed inside and nothing is announced. Lists of the dead and wounded are not issued. People simply do not talk about the fate of relatives.

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The claims and counter claims are not realistic, however as expected the smaller Armenian forces are being hard pressed and may fold in a few more days of fighting as the Turks have taken out the S-300.

Lazy Gamer

Faq. lol The bases where drones take off should be hit then.

Vox Populi

Armenia obviously does not have the capability to launch strategic attacks. It’s small military is reeling and without Russian assistance will collapse in a week if there is no ceasefire, which is unlikely as Turkey will not allow it.

BlueHeadLizard

Yes also line of conflict is long, spread out so vulnerable to concentrated attack, the defenders cannot mass everywhere along that line. So attacker’s advantage rather than defenders advantage.

Visionary

Turkish airpower, audacity and drones will wear out the small outgunned Armenians, if no Russian support is forthcoming. Iran is too weak to project power.

BlueHeadLizard

Vox Populi what do you think, if Armenia used their Iskander missiles against the air bases where the drones take off, as LazyGamer suggests? The Armenis got the Iskander to do something with them?

Vox Populi

It is baffling that Armenia has not used all its assets like the SU-30 and Iskander, perhaps Russia is holding it back. The Azeribaijan side and Turks have no such compulsions. I believe that the Armenian military was overrated and they due to lack of finances could not upgrade their military while oil rich Azerbaijan bought billions in weapons. The Turkish training of Azerbaijani troops is now up-to NATO standards.

Ashok Varma

Putin is setting Russia up for Turkish expansionism. The Muslim regions of the Caucasus will be Erdogan’s next target and new Caliphate.

Vox Populi

Russia will face imminent danger from Belarus to Crimea if Armenia loses.

Lazy Gamer

Fresh recruitment sites. Turkey’s gone east, south, and west. Only direction remaining is up.

Vox Populi

Turkey is now quite rampant and a weak Russia spells trouble for the regional power balance. Turkey is a close ally of Pakistan and it will look at liberating Kashmir soon, so the Indians need to be worried.

Visionary

Armenia a Christian country was able to annex Nogorno-Karabakh at time the USSR was in disarray and the west supported it, today the tables are reversed and Turkey is the major power with a weak encircled corrupt Russia. Now Iran and Russia along with Greece and India should be cautious and Israel is definitely Erdogan’s target in the long run. So the cheerleaders for Turkey should come with a big dose of caveat emptor.

occupybacon

Russia didn’t let Syria use S-300 against Israel knowing Israel can take them out immediatwlt, in exchangw Israel didn’t target them. So they are pieces of useless crap.

Vox Populi

That is a realistic conclusion. Russian weaponry is no match for the western systems. The F-16 can handle the best of Russian aircraft as the Israelis, Pakistanis and Turks have repeatedly shown.

<>

I told here the Armenians must back down or they will suffer heavy casualties. Israel has given the Azeris very good drones which are proven to be very useful in this conflict, since both sides can’t seem to advance on the ground. A week ago 2 Azeri planes came here to get more weapons, and it’s not going to stop. Armenia must do the right call and pull back its’ troops from the area.

Indian Army & Israel

Well i support Israel and u must realise dat ur country is also going through radical islamic terrorism..so going against a non islamic country like Armenia doesn’t suits Israeli perspective of being d victim of Islamic terror….Turkey pak and azeris all r involved in dis armenian genocide which is going on…support for Rightousness

<>

Hello my Indian friend, first let me say I love India and I support you against China and Pakistan and we assist you aswell with our weapons, Kashmir will always be Indian land.
Regarding Azerbaijan, we have been having relations with them since 1993, and they are an important ally of us in the region against Iran. It’s not that we hate Armenians, but for us the cooperation with the Azeris is much more important, and they are secular Shias unlike the mullahs regime in Iran. We might be having a major war in the coming months, and we need Azerbaijan on our side, so you see the problem here? we can not support Armenia even if we wanted to.

Ashok Varma

You are no friend of India or anyone, you silly Zionist chit of a boy brat.Now post some Vietnam era uniforms lol

<>

I don’t take traitors like you seriously Ashok, I’m sure you have some Paki flag hidden at your place too, you bitch.

Indian Army & Israel

Shut up radical sunni cunte..use ur real name…hope u get smoked in a blast caused by sunnis….Israel is perhaps the closest frnd india has got

<>

Thank you, I guess he is mad we’ve provided you with the Barak 8 system against Pakistan, namaste :)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barak_8

Indian Army & Israel

Spike missiles….Spice laser guided bombs…Tavor rifles for special forces…intelligence exchange…police training…and in turn its a good economic exchange as well….yep derby and python air to air missile for jets jet Lahat atgm for tanks

Alekai Mordechai

India’s SPYDER system had the first successful hit against a helicopter last year.

And it was its own MI-171 helicopter nonetheless.

Lazy Gamer

Isnt preventing the genocide of NK more important?

<>

There is no genocide, just a conflict between two rivals.

Jimmy Jim

LIKE HOLOHOAX KIKER!

Indian Army & Israel

Kudos

Johnny Beaubitch

The Atlantic integrationists are still in full control of the Russian financial and banking sector, all ministries of the economy and key government positions. They control the Central Bank of Russia and they are, by far, the greatest threat to Putin and those who support him. Considering that almost 90% of Russians now support Putin, that means these integrationists are the biggest threat to the Russian people and to Russia as a whole.

Lone Ranger

I doubt that, if that was true Russian economy would have already collapsed but they are doing fine.

Visionary

Russia has a weaker economy than Italy. You can check the stats.

AJ

In GDP terms Russia has a small economy but you need to look at purchasing power parity which measures the actual cost of living in different countries. Italy is behind Russia. In 2018 it was 11th while Russia was 6th

Lone Ranger

Not really.
Russia has the 5th largest economy by GDP ppp.
Production based not debt based.
U.S. economy is smoke and mirrors Germany alone exports mire than the whole U.S.

Lone Ranger

GDP ppp Italy $2.44 trill
Gdp ppp Russia $4.6 trill.
Debt to GDP ratio Russia 12%
Debt to GDP ratio Italy 133%
Better luck next time…

Johnny Beaubitch

The Bolshevik Jews had almost total control of Russia. During this period, Bolshevik Jews persecuted Russians and, in particular, Orthodox Christians with truly genocidal hatred.
But if we compare this information to the proven fact that the Bolsheviks murdered 20 million Russians, this is almost equivalent to 4 Holocaust, which demonstrates both human cruelty and the fact that the Jews do not have a monopoly on victimization and that the duty to remember should also apply to Russians

Vox Populi

The Bolshevik Jews are now replaced by Oligarchs.

Brother Ma

How many Soviers did the Nazis murder?

Vox Populi

As many as Stalin and the purges.

paolinks

First russian, than chechens, than muslims. This is what Kadyrov’s soldiers say.

The same goes for the atlanticists. It was Medvedev who called the americans “evil” after they slapped the first sanctions on Russia. They like the glamorous life of the city of London, but they are russians at heart.

Visionary

Erdogan is no friend of Israel either, and your cheerleading will prove fatal.

Brother Ma

You never supported Armenia ever. Israel are hypocrites who are
pals with variousvheadchoppers ;Turkey and Saud etc. Your spat with Erdo is a lover’s tiff and you are dying to kiss and makeup.
Typical Americans; nowhere to be seen sacrificing Christians to help ts headchoppers and Zionist pals.what a disgrace.

Vox Populi

Israel basically fans the flames to weaken its enemies and gain an advantage. Azerbaijan is a weapons client and a listening post for Iran. However, Turkey will challenge Israel in the long run.

<>

We are not friends with Erdogan, but we still have good relations with the Turkish army. And why do you call Azeris headchoppers? they are the most secular Muslims in the world. I wish they were our neighbours and not the Palestinian jihadist bastards.

Indian Army & Israel

They seem secular bcos muslims consists 98% of d population in azerb….scenario would hav been dffrnt if d ratio was somewhat like 80-20%

Brother Ma

Azerbaijan is the most Turkified of all Moslem states. Turkey and its Natoist pals tried to tell the world that it is a democracy ,secular and Moderate Moslem too but the people of most nations saw through that nonsense very quickly. Hahaha

Andranik

Remember when Turkey was a secular country? Isreal should be on the side of Armenians.

<>

We should and it’s nothing personal, but Azerbaijan is an important partner of ours in the Caucasus against Iran.

Jimmy Jim

GAS THE KIKERS & HELP THE PLANET!

Ronald

“Support for Rightousness”, you said it Baba, the Armenian Christians are the original, not connected to the money makers in the Vatican.

The Zionists are solely focused on destroying Iran, because its population has been educated, they are Aryan and therefore dangerous.
Iran is the Muslim nation that is standing against radical Sunni jihadists.
India and Iran have a long common history, both should support Armenia.

Indian Army & Israel

I agree with u mate…Russia Iran Israel must stand together against radical sunni wahabi fundamentalism and conversion headchopping spree….one may site many geopolitical reasons but everything revolves around arabian desire to spread fundamentalism in d world and specially in dis region…Armenia and Georgia as well must come together and take on dese relgious genocidal fanatics headon becos remaining aloof now will certainly mean death knell for Georgia in d longer run once Turkey is done with Armenia

Ashok Varma

LOL, silly little boy seeking attention. Two Azerbaijan planes came to your mum’s basement to collect weapons :)

Vox Populi

Liar alert.

BlueHeadLizard

I suppose not much difference in cost between a drone and a SAM. So if the Azeris have more drones than the Armenians have SAMS, the Azeris have the advantage.

Visionary

Azerbaijan has its size and strategic mass on its side along with 85 million Turks, who are basically running the war and quite successfully so.

midell

Hahaha.. The same ubiquitous trillion dollar stufs giving to Saudi arabia for over 5 years now.. Yet yemen houthis keep beating them.. They are constant in retreat!
another fact is that with erdogan in charge of this operation.. If at all it succeed.. Isreal will loose out at the end. But thank God.. It wont be successfull. Armenia forces will end up capturing even beyond the contested area as a buffer.

Visionary

In theory yes, but the Armenians are urbanized people and not Houthis who live on dates and khat. The manpower shortage is already showing in Armenian ranks as casualties rise.

SevenMoons

I think Azeris get more drones from Turkey.

<>

They do, we both supply them with drones. I don’t know if Russia is doing the same for Armenia.

Lone Ranger

Both sides BS alert…
In Syria under much more heavy fighting in the darkest days it would have taken a month or two to lose that many people and assets on any side.

Vox Populi

It is the Caucasus after all, where every donkey herder is an accomplished warrior in his own mind.

Free man

Yesterday I saw the video with the crying Armenian soldier. Heartbreaking.
War is a bad thing.

johnny rotten

One good thing is, they fire more verbal ammunition than lethal, if the stories were true both armies would already be exhausted.

Visionary

Big mouths, big egos and little capability.

Lakeside

Lol. Spot on.

Random Dude

Pounding. Hard pounding is coming!!!comment image

Visionary

Turkey has total control of the skies and good combined arms op going with F-16 CAP and drones. Armenia will fold in a week, if there is no ceasefire.

Random Dude

no doubt

Visionary

One has to analyze these events objectively, and the momentum favors the Turks and Azerbaijan. Russian military is not geared for conflict as it has Soviet style security issues in the Caucasus and Ukraine and Tartars on the other side. Turkey is in a strong position as a major NATO ally and the west will support it regardless.

SevenMoons

Any Armenians are fighting an unjust war to occupy land of another country.

BlueHeadLizard

Not really, if the borders were carved up badly in the first place. Classic post colonial conflict with peoples stranded on the wrong side of the border.

While the colonial power was there, Soviet Russia, did not not matter. Post Soviet collapse, majority Christian population in Nagorno-Karabakh end up on the wrong side of the arbitrarily drawn up border = conflict.

Andranik

Exactly

midell

Exactly the reason.. Why russia assimilate crimea

BlueHeadLizard

CAP means?

Vox Populi

Combat Air Patrol that protects low flying assets.

SevenMoons

Armenia says it won’t negotiate while there is fighting. While they did not negotiate when there was no fight, for more than 20 years. They want to hold onto 25% of Azeri territory.

Svincius Savickas

Turkish pigs will very soon calm down. Turkish pigs make everything possible to provoke Russia, and Russia will reply. Once we see Turkish F-16 shot down, then the pigs will sit on his asses.

Rhodium 10

Most of the drone attacks are fake!..both ( especially Azeries) are using guide artillery 152mm Krasnopol and small drones which just fly over target to guide the projectile…I have seen pieces of drones and all are small surveillance drones while impacts on tanks are compatible with 152mm explosion.

ypovalkanios_katimas

i believe that too . Plus satellite live image targeting

SevenMoons

Those live and then dead Armenian soldiers are not fake. If fake, I’d like to see more of those fake videos.

Rhodium 10

Armenian soldies have been killed as consecuence of artillery, ATGM, Drones and guide artillery!..I wrote that many Azeri drone attacks are indeed guide artillery 152mm and drones on flight are just recording the video and sending cordinates beside using laser to guide the projectile!

BlueHeadLizard

Armenians are being ‘out-teched’.

BlueHeadLizard

If surveillance drones guide the shells / missiles to the right place they are still effective. That infuriating stressful whine a bonus psychological effect.

BlueHeadLizard

There is something devillish about the sound of those drones. A permanent invisible threat buzzing above. nasty effective psycoligical effect.

Servet Köseoğlu

these are Israels elbit systems Harop just like ww2 stuka siren..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2o7dkC8XWJ4

Vox Populi

A great psychological weapon, even though the payload was not that heavy. The whine alone would terrorize the ground targets.

Servet Köseoğlu

yes harop doesnt have shaped charge/tandem header,it cant totally destroy tanks but it takes them out of battle for a while..comment image

Vox Populi

A disabled tank poses no threat, so the Harop does its job. Janes Defence Weekly had a good write up on the success of Turkish drones as all NATO is paying attention, especially the UK with a downsized armored force.

Servet Köseoğlu

exactly countries without integrated aa and early warning radar systems will suffer heavily..

Vox Populi

Especially in swarm and suicide drones attacks as the loitering time and range is unlimited now.

SevenMoons

And there is nowhere to hide.

BlueHeadLizard

Looks like Azeris have got their tactics right and act together for the terrain with closely combined drone + land units attack.

Vox Populi

Turkey is a combat tested NATO major power and its training of Azerbaijan is paying dividends.

Svincius Savickas

Turkey is a complete shit. Tasted where? Against who? Turks did not achieve any success in Syria against even the completely worn out Syrian forces. The turks are good only in murdering civilians. Having 4 times more populations, the Azeri did not achieve anything. Only in Idlib Tursk have more troops that the entire Syrian army, and still nothing. Cannot even defeat the terrorists there. It is another story that terrorists do not fight terrorist.

SevenMoons

You can see most of the drone videos are Azeri side are genuine. Drones do have the ability to record videos.

We saw all that in Syria.

SevenMoons

Those soldiers from Syria are battle harden. They would really enjoy Azeri armors. It is going to be very hard to fight them back.

BlueHeadLizard

Yes true. It’s tough for Armenia -> out-teched, outgunned, outnumbered, enemies on East and West sides. Some sort of deal between Russia and Turkey to let Nagorno Kharabakh be taken by Azerbijan. Armenia about to loose a third of its territory.

Wizzy

That’s Erdogan, I like the man. Ok let’s be fair, Armenia is tryna keep an occupied territory? Everything is against them.

BlueHeadLizard

Only annexed because the majority of Nogorno Kharabakh people ended up on the wrong side of the border then persecuted due arbitrary end of Soviet empire borders. Typical end of empire bad management with no local consultation; usually ends in conflict alas.

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