The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defence has stated on Wednesday evening that its forces destroyed ten Armenian tanks during the battles in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.
“The enemy suffered great losses on Wednesday during battles in different directions of the front, as a result of strikes launched by the Azerbaijani army, The ministry said in a statement.
The ministry added: “10 tanks, 6 D-20 cannons, a mobile artillery system of the Akatsiya model, and about 30 armoured vehicles were destroyed, in addition to the elimination of a large number of enemy human forces.”
This announcement comes after the Armenian Prime Minister, Nikol Pashinyan, said earlier on Wednesday that the Armenian forces in Nagorno-Karabakh had set up a trap in the region of the city of Gabriel, in which the Azerbaijani army had fallen.
Azerbaijani president, Ilham Aliyev however stated that his country’s soldiers are advancing successfully into the majority Armenian territory.
On September 27, armed clashes erupted on the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces in the Nagorno-Karabakh region and adjacent areas, in the most dangerous escalation between the two parties in more than 20 years, amid mutual accusations of starting hostilities and bringing in foreign militants.
Nagorno-Karabakh, known as the Republic of Artsakh by its mainly Armenian population, is a de facto independent country that seceded from Azerbaijan in 1994.