Azeri officials report loss on line-of-contact

Azeri military officials reported the loss of a serviceman today on the line-of-contact near the city of Tartar, corresponding to the Martakert region of Nagorno Karabakh on the other side.   The official report stated among other things:

“On 09 June Azerbaijani Army serviceman Elshan Khalilov Vugar oglu was martyred as a result of enemy fire in the direction of the Tartar region”

The report did not mention the weapon type, nor other details of the incident. This comes amid heightened tensions between the two sides, and is the second reported death of an Azeri serviceman in the past 10 days.

Other sources revealed the that 19-year-old Khalilov was from the village of Inekbogan (district of Gedabey) where he was laid to rest, apparently the same day(1,2,).

No official comment has been released from Armenian military officials on the matter.

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