On October 29th, Armenia released another update on the alleged total losses by Azerbaijan in the fighting for Nagorno-Karabakh.
In addition to that, Armenia alleged that Azerbaijan and Turkey had coordinated the establishment of militant’s bases in the areas where Armenia carried out a “temporary tactical retreat.”
“Analyzing the tactics and telephone conversations of the Turkish-Azerbaijani mercenaries, terrorists and comparing the intelligence facts, it became obvious that in recent days, as a result of the retreat of Armenian units in some directions, for tactical purposes, the Azerbaijani Armed Forces are diligently creating bases of terrorist groups in these areas, the actions of which can further aggravate and destabilize the situation not only on the borders of Armenia and Artsakh, but also pose a serious threat to the entire region.”
At the same time, it would appear that the flights of Azerbaijan’s combat aircraft are coordinated from Turkey, as a video, released by the Armenian Ministry of Defense proves.
“The activity of Turkish aviation in the Armenian border area has been observed since September 27. “ArmAeronavigatsia” records daily flights of Turkish “Bayraktar” drones on reconnaissance flights on the border with Armenia. Drones are monitoring Gyumri and the Yerevan airport. The National Security Service of Armenia recorded the teams that are sent from Turkey to Azerbaijan. These may be indications based on data from the Bayraktar drones contributing to strengthening the actions of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces.”
The Armenian side apparently also used a fake account of a football player to allege that Turkey-deployed militants in the city of Ganja had carried out a terrorist attack against Azerbaijan’s people.
My old friend Huseyn from Ganja texted me that he has info that Syrians are going to bomb more buildings in #Azerbaijan tonight or tomorrow as they didn't get their $$ from Az gov. My dear friends in Yevlakh, #Bardacity and Ganja, please be careful..Idk what the hell is going on. pic.twitter.com/MCKoy6dzBw
— Umut Bulut (@UmutBulut19_) October 28, 2020
The actual account of the football player is entirely separate.
US Presidential Candidate Joe Biden also released a statement on the Nagorno-Karabakh war, and it is signed a “Vice President Joe Biden” – something he hasn’t been for 4 years.
The statement can be read in its entirety below:
On October 28th, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev spoke about the events in the zone of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the objectives of the counter-offensive of the Azerbaijani army, the military-political settlement of the conflict, as well as the processes in the region in an interview with the General Director of the Interfax-Azerbaijan agency Anar Azizov.
In the lengthy interview Aliyev made many claims, most notably he said that Azerbaijan wanted the entirety of Nagorno-Karabakh, and not just the 7 agreed areas.
“As for the occupied territories, then, of course, the Azerbaijanis must return to all the occupied territories where they lived, and my approach has always been the same. Not only the seven occupied regions outside Nagorno-Karabakh, outside the former NKAO, but also those territories, those lands where they lived for centuries, first of all, these are Shusha, Khankendi and other lands that have been inhabited by Azerbaijanis for centuries.”
During the day on October 28 and night on October 29, the Armenian armed forces fired at the positions of the units of the Azerbaijan Army and our human settlements in different directions of the front with various weapons, including artillery and missiles. The combat operations continued mainly in the Khojavend, Fizuli, and Gubadli directions of the front. The enemy’s attempts to attack were resolutely prevented. As a result of retaliatory measures against the Armenian armed forces in various directions of the front, there are killed and wounded among the enemy’s personnel.
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