Karabakh Ministry of Defence publishes report on front line

On 22 July 2017, Artsakh’s Ministry of Defence (officially called the Defence Army) published its biannual report regarding the developments on the line-of-contact.  With special monitoring mechanisms, the military authorities concluded that between January and July 2017 the ceasefire was was violated by Azerbaijan 9.000 times, with around 120.000 rounds of ammunition (including small arms, mortars, guided and unguided missiles, and launched grenades) being directed towards Armenian positions and village along the front line.

It also concluded that Israeli-made guided Spike missiles were used on three occasions, Turkish-made TR-107 unguided missiles on 5 occasions, D-30 (120 mm)and D-44 (85mm) howitzers on 244 occasions as well as a mix of 60mm, 82mm and 120mm mortars around 1370 times.

In this first half of the year around39 Azeri servicemen and 37 Armenian servicemen have died, more than half of them on the front-line in border skirmishes.

Pictured above are (from left to right) D-30 85mm howitzer, the Israeli Spike anti-tank missile and the Turkish-made TR 107 (107mm) rocket system. 

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