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Standoff In Lachin-Stepanakert-Susha Triangle. Anti-Terrorism Narrative As New Diplomatic Weapon Of Armenia

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Standoff In Lachin-Stepanakert-Susha Triangle. Anti-Terrorism Narrative As New Diplomatic Weapon Of Armenia

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The speed and effectiveness of the Azerbaijani advance in the Nagorno-Karabakh region slowed down after it reached the mountainous terrain near Shusha and the Lachin corridor. From rapid advances, Azerbaijani forces appeared to be stuck in a kind of position fighting. The intensity of clashes did not reduce and both sides still regularly suffer notable casualties. Meanwhile, Azerbaijani forces are still deployed just south of Shushi and pose a serious threat to the defenders of the town. Some sources say that they are now even regularly shell the road linking the Lachin corridor and the town.

The Armenian side regularly reports that it is successful in repelling attacks of Azerbaijani forces. For example, on November 3, at 1:30 PM loca time, the Armenians reportedly repelled the Azerbaijani attack in the Karvachar area:

An alleged ‘special forces unit’ of Azerbaijan was also ambushed by Armenian forces near Tagavard, in the same south-east part of the frontline:

Meanwhile, the number of Azerbaijani casualties claimed by Armenia reached 7,095. 251 UAV, 16 helicopters, 25 planes, 685 armoured vehicles and 6 rocket launchers have also been destroyed since the start of the war, according to Armenia.

An anti-tank guided missile strike on Azerbaijani forces:

A unverified video allegedly showing the shooting down of an Azerbaijani plane:

The map below shows the military situation in the region, according to the Armenian Defense Ministry. This variant of the situation is much more optimistic, but even it shows that Azerbaijan seized the entire south.

Standoff In Lachin-Stepanakert-Susha Triangle. Anti-Terrorism Narrative As New Diplomatic Weapon Of Armenia

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The Azerbaijani military, in own turn, reports regular successes on the battlefield while pro-Azerbaijani sources vow to capture Shusha and the Lachin corridor in the coming days (what is unlikely due to the heavy fortifications in the area). Armenian saboteur groups also appear in statements by the Azerbaijani military as the permanent factor impacting the situation behind the frontlines. Azerbaijan still has a lot to work if it wants to secure the recently captured areas.

Azerbaiijani strikes hit Armenian forces in the Khojavend area:

Armenian battle tanks were targeted in the same area:

In general, the Turkish-Azerbaijani bloc still keeps the initiative but the Armenians used their chances to stabilize the situation and if Baku does not achieve a breakthrough in the coming month, the deteriorating weather conditions together with the increasing losses will slow down the Azerbaijani advance even further.

The issue of the presence of Turkish-backed Syrian militants fighting on the side of Azerbaijan also plays not into the hands of Azerbaijan and Turkey.

In an interview with Kommersant, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the number of Turkish-backed militants in the area reached 2,000.

“We are, of course, concerned about the internationalization of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and the involvement of militants from the Middle East. We have repeatedly called on external players to use their capabilities to stop the transfer of mercenaries, whose number in the conflict zone, according to available data, is already approaching two thousand,” he said.

“We have never concealed that we do not support the military solution of the crisis, we strive for an early cessation of hostilities. It is important for both the parties and all their external partners to strictly respect the ceasefire agreements, the creation of a control mechanism and the resumption of a substantive negotiation process process with a specific schedule.”

“Although it was not immediately possible to reach a stable ceasefire, we will continue to use all our influence in the region, we will work with our Turkish partners to stop the further unfolding of the military scenario, establish a dialogue between the parties and persuade Baku and Yerevan to sit down at the negotiating table.”

“Although it was not immediately possible to reach a stable ceasefire, we will continue to use all our influence in the region, we will work with our Turkish partners to stop the further unfolding of the military scenario, establish a dialogue between the parties and persuade Baku and Yerevan to sit down at the negotiating table.”

The Armenian leadership seems to understand this and recently increased its media and diplomatic activity using the ‘anti-terrorist narrative’. If Yerevan is able to convince the international audience that actions of the Turkish-Azerbaijani bloc in Nagorno-Karabakh increases the terrorist threat not only in the South Caucasus but also in Europe, it will become for Armenia much easier to receive additional support in the ongoing standoff.

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hththny

Russian occupation out of Armenia. this onecomment image
welcome Turkish occupation lol

Vox Populi

I don’t believe that Turkey will occupy Armenia. This conflict is only about reverting the land of NK to its Azerbaijani owners and bringing in the one million war displaced. NK is so damaged now that a bankrupt Armenia could not rebuild it, only oil rich Azerbaijan has the money to rebuild all the war damage.

Zionism = EVIL

Armenia needs to accept the Iranian peace plan and save itself. No outside power has any interest in getting involved militarily. Iran and Turkey have very close brotherly relations that are getting closer by the day as the joint operation against terrorists this week amply demonstrated. The Turks are open to Iranian proposals and Aliyev has spoken to Rouhani as well. If the Armenians keep on a very suicidal path, they bear responsibility for their self-created disaster. They simply can not win as their military have been battered and their political and military leadership totally inept.

Frank

Franky, Russia has accepted it. According to Putin, “Russia is open to the changed status of Nogorno Karabakh”.

Russia is open to Azerbaijan reclaiming seven areas surrounding the
disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh that Armenia has controlled for 26
years, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday.

Azerbaijani forces have been making gains against Armenian separatist
fighters since the heaviest fighting since a 1994 ceasefire over the
South Caucasus region erupted last month. The Armenia-controlled
districts surrounding Nagorno-Karabakh, which the international
community recognizes as part of Azerbaijan, are key parts of hampered
Russian, French and U.S.-led peace talks. Now the Iranians have entered into peace foray and carry more clout with fellow Muslim states Azerbaijan and Turkey, while Russia is not considered a neutral or reliable interlocutor.

John Brown

Russia and Iran gave it the green light.

John Brown

This picture of stupid morons advocating their own destruction is why the criminal elite laugh at the peasants and think they can get away with anything.
Give them the cynanide laced koolaid and she will say thank you.

They are lucky Jim Jones did not come to Armenia

AGoodTurkIsADeadTurk??????

Azeris invaders provide more documentation to the Armenian authorities. This is Mr. Nicat Novruzov’s ID.comment image

hththny

if you are armenian, go to front dude like this brave girlcomment image

AGoodTurkIsADeadTurk??????

Very good! God bless them defending their homes! Imagine the savages that are coming to kill them and force them to leave.

Ashok Varma

There is not even a remote possibility of Armenia retaining Karabakh. More deaths on any side are regretful.

AGoodTurkIsADeadTurk??????

Even our women do not fear the azeri turk syrian invaders. They kill many of them as well.

Fog of War

” Even our women do not fear the azeri turk syrian invaders. ”
But you do it seems.

AGoodTurkIsADeadTurk??????

I am terrified! Shaking in my boots! What if they send a drone or a Syrian terrorist to attack me!! Azeris two biggest fighting skills!!

Fog of War

You are scared little man, otherwise you would be on the frontline holding a rifle like a real Armenian, Instead you post crap on social media like a little girl. Your actions, or lack there of, speak for themselves. Little snarky come backs don’t hide your cowardice.

AGoodTurkIsADeadTurk??????

Armenian successes that I post irk you and bother you a lot while you simultaneously support azeri successes. Your connection to them is painfully obvious, if you are not one of them your background is sympathetic to them.

Lelouch Vi Britannia

you are just a child keyboard warrior, useless kid

Whacko

Looks like an old picture..

Frank

Frankly speaking, Armenia is desperate and just needlessly prolonging a lost conflict.

Phoron

Artsakh Armenoids are highly motivated volunteers, Azeri invaders are conscripts and foreign mercenaries.

This alone is enough reason to support Armenoids.

Ashok Varma

Cheering on from a safe distance is not really a great expression of decency. This conflict needs to be ended.

Phoron

Defending your home against invaders is always a decent, honorable thing to do, and so is lending moral support to those who do.

Vox Populi

Instead of trolling like cowards. This is a stage photo and the Armenians would not send women to the front as their fate would be very dire if they are captured, even the Zionists don’t send women to the frontlines. An old man and a woman in make up don’t make a very convincing martial image.

Random Dude

She is kinda cute

Frank

Frankly no. Too much fake movie start pose. The Kurdish women fighters are the real deal.

gypsygreek

Armenidonkeys are dark-skinned unibrow hairy creatures
Similar to kurdonkeys
This white bitch is different
She has west genes

Whacko

Sigh…showing the identifications/belongings of Azeris does not mean the Armenians won the war ..

Frank

Frankly, is there any point to posting ID cards of supposedly fallen soldiers?

AGoodTurkIsADeadTurk??????

And Mr. Novruzov’s military ID.comment image

Frank

RIP if it is true. What is point of posting individual ID cards? Frankly speaking, it is quite perverted.

Ashok Varma

Namaste, posting pictures of dead people for sick glee is bad karma.

Great Khan

Great Khan know Hindu have monkey God and marry dog…hahahhahaha

Rhodium 10

In the last video the T-72B2 survive the first shot and in the second one clearly hit the ERA and tank survive again.

John Brown

At least the map is getting close to being up to date

Frank

Frankly speaking, Armenia has lost NK.

Random Dude

Frank is speaking Frankly:))))

Frank

A little Frankness is in order in a sea of trolls.

John Brown

They lost NK once Pashinyan came to power in a Soros coup and

expressed his wish to Join EU and promoted anti Russian politics (close
of Russian schools banned Russian language TV and radio
channels)..etc.. the days of NK were done!

Azer saw their chance made a silk road railway deal with Russia and Iran and got the green light from Russia and Iran.

Armenia’s leaders have betrayed Russia their only backer and protector who helped them win the first NK war and kept Azer from attacking for 30 years.

Armenia’s leaders have betrayed their own people

Zionism = EVIL

Good analysis. I just said the same above LOL. Simpatico.

Frank

A third of Karabakh has been retaken by the Azerbaijan side so far. The advance lacks pincer or a well defined strategy for a quick blitzkrieg despite over a month of mostly drone war.

John Brown

The terrain does not allow for a pincer attack. There is a strategy, use air power superior artillery etc. to degrade enemy forces and advance and pressure all fronts at the same time with superior manpower and advance in a way to minimize unnecessary casualties. its working.

Azer is going to win 100% certain. Its just matter of time. Every day Azer gets stronger Armenian gets weaker. azer took back one third in 2 months while it took Armenia 5 years to take NK. What is there to complain about?

AGoodTurkIsADeadTurk??????

Yousef Al Haji, from Syria, was captured and gave the Armenians the whole story of how he ended up fighting for Azerbaijan. He testifies that Turks are directly involved in the conflict and that the Azeris abandoned him after he was wounded.
https://youtu.be/h3ongV_7v7k

Leif Oskar Zetterstrøm

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Vox Populi

Realistically, the only logical option left for battered Armenia is to accept the Iranian peace proposal which is very magnanious and even Turkey will go along with it as it respects Iran and does not trust Russia. The problem with Armenian position is that the occupation of NK is rejected universally and that is why as SF has posited out, there are 3 million Armenians living in the Russian Federation and another 2-3 in the diaspora and even they don’t volunteer to fight. Armenian morale is very low and that is why Pashinyan comes up with bizarre and silly narrative. Further bloodshed is futile and will cause Armenia more harm than good as Russia is definately not coming to its assistance and only a few weapons have come from Georgia. Almost 75% of NK population has fled, so there is not much to hang on to.

Russia deputy FM says Moscow weighing Iran initiative to end Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

SevenMoons

Armenia likes to play game. Russia wants to play game too again with the “Radical Islam”.

No matter what, Azerbaijan can cut off Lachin corridor easily.

AGoodTurkIsADeadTurk??????

They’ve been”cutting off lachin easily” for a week now….. they’ve been “liberating shusha” for a week now…..

Vox Populi

In the end they will win. It is a numbers war. Azerbaijan is rich and has powerful allies.

PZIVJ

SPAM advertisement for SevenMoons.
Courtesy of SPAMaTurk.com. :)
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Great Khan

Armeni eat pig…so lose war…hahahhaa

AGoodTurkIsADeadTurk??????

Israeli Sandcat vehicles operated by Azerbaijan destroyed by Armenian forces.comment imagecomment image

RichardD

Pashinyan is a traitor with a lot of Armenian blood on his hands.

Vox Populi

Pashinyan has really mishandled this conflict and alienated everyone.

Harry Smith

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RichardD

It looks like Trump won the election and is being denied the victory by states that have stopped releasing vote tallies because he’s winning in those states.

Harry Smith

It’s not important who will win the presidential. The main question is: what will be after?

RichardD

My view is Biden is worse than Trump. But that they’re both bad. The lesser of two evils is never a good situation. But right now it is what it is. So yes you’re right. It’s an uphill battle either way. And all that it takes for evil to conquer is for good people to do nothing.

Harry Smith

Why you wouldn’t vote for Jo Jorgensen? I think she’s the only rational candidate at this presidential.

RichardD

You’re right. I would of voted for her if I’d known about her in advance. I didn’t vote in the federal election and voted straight republican in the state and local elections.

The only republican in the federal election was Trump. All of the others were democrats. With the possible exception of Truman. Trump is the worst Zionist president in history. He’s part of the problem. His implementation of the scamdemic insanity is extremely dangerous. And poses perhaps greatest threat to America and possibly humanity in our history. Unfortunately Biden is worse.

angrycitizen

When the Azeris make an announcement that they are changing tactics from launching offensives to “counter-terrorism” in captured territories, you will know they’ve lost the initiative.

Winter is almost here. I hope the Azeris and Turkish proxies brought anti-freeze for their vehicles. Since they are too lazy to dig graves for their dead, they need to deliver the corpses all the way back to the border.

cechas vodobenikov

no help from the ameikans—it is reported that due to peaceful demonstrators and conspiracy theories created by carpenters they now cover windows in their businesses to calm the peaceful demonstrators

Random Dude

Interesting thing on the battleground. Armenian forces in order to figure out the enemy positions as well as call an artillery strike need to physically send troops to check and radio the coordinates.
Azerbaijan on the other hand doesn’t need to risk manpower in the same way, and sends troops only for positional battles. The intelligence as well as artillery correction is done via drones.
Also very important point is that when Armenian forces want to counter-attack and retake any lost position, their movement is seen by the drones day and night. While Azerbaijani attacks remain as a surprise and can only be assumed by drone/artillery strike patterns.
Though in winter the drone operation will become more complicated, the targets with heat source will be easily spotted.

Frank

Frankly speaking, the rate of Azerbaijani advance has been rather limited. They will need a better strategy if their aim is complete reconquest of all the lands they lost in 1994. Winter is coming.

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Random Dude

I don’t see a reason why they should be in a rush. Let it even be winter now, after winter comes spring

gypsygreek

In winter Armenis will freeze
In spring we will go for counting the melting Armeni corpses

Great Khan

hahhahah Ameni coward Pissinian kaputski…..Great Khan know these things…kishmish mamtu Armeni and Gayreek…no help…

Garga

Why do you call them raisin and some kind of Pakistani food?
Here, drink some Qoumis!

Nenad Vojinovic

This is almost over. The Lachin corridor is cut off. It’s time for Armenians to retreat.

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