Throughout October 3rd, Azerbaijan’s forces continued shelling Stepanakert, the capital of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Shelling continues on the morning of October 4th.
Throughout the day, the Armenian Army and those of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) reportedly managed to repel an Azerbaijani attack and even carry out a limited counteroffensive.
Heavy fighting continues in almost every direction.
There are videos published of Azerbaijani heavy equipment being destroyed while forces are withdrawing from some positions
The President of Artsakh Araik Harutyunyan continues to be on the frontline.
“I’m on the front line now. The heads of the national security services of Armenia and Artsakh are also with me. Our guys perform combat tasks brilliantly. I am inspired by the spirit of professionalism of our military, as well as the dedication of our volunteers. We are firmly on the front line and in the rear. Once again, I call on all Armenians to join the defense of their homeland.”
Azerbaijan’s forces appear to be massing near the Shamkhor area, and preparing an offensive.
Notably, almost immediately after hostilities began, Georgia reported that it had closed off its airspace to both Azerbaijan and Armenia, but it appears that it has only closed it off to Yerevan forces.
In a counteroffensive, Goradiz in Azerbaijan is burning, the Artsakh Defense Army is reportedly pushing ack in some directions.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan issued a video statement in which he said that the war wouldn’t end until the enemy was destroyed and that Yerevan’s forces would be victories in the end.
In a press briefing, Artsakh Republic Foreign Minister Masis Mayilyan said that Azerbaijan was simply a puppet in the hands of Turkey.
At the same briefing, Mayilyan said that there were several ways to establish peace, one of them was what Armenia’s forces were doing – namely defeating the enemy forces.
Armenia’s side released another video showing casualties and damages suffered by Azerbaijan’s side.
Interestingly, an “old acquaintance” has resurfaced with more activity – the airways implicated in illegal arms smuggling – Silk Way Airlines appears to have increased its activity in flying to Baku.
As evidence that Turkey is providing quite a bit of military support in addition to deploying jihadists, several videos were published purportedly showing Turkish vehicles delivering weapons to Azerbaijan.
The Azerbaijani side also claims success in dealing with the Armenian forces. There are several videos showing shelling and drone strikes.
So far, Azerbaijan’s biggest success is capturing the town of Magadiz, a video was published showing soldiers taking down the Armenian flag.
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