On 17 November, Azerbaijan‘s President Aliyev and wife (Vice President) visited areas recently taken over during the war in Nagorno Karabkah near the border with Iran, notably, the Khodaafarin dam area with the old bridge (location on map here). From Iran, these photos were taken (possibly around 14.30 hours local time from a hill 450 m away) and posted on a Telegram channel associated with (officially or not) Iran’s IRGC. Others also posted them, not sure if the IRGC account the first.The photos from Iran were posted in Telegram stating that they were taken from a rifle sight of an Iranian border guard. Looks like an SVD Dragunov rifle sight.
Since the end of the second Nagorno Karabakh war in 2020, some areas previously under de facto Nagorno Karabakh control were either transferred to or militarily gained by Azerbaijan. Azeri troops quickly established themselves along the new border with Armenia, and in some instances entering into Armenian territory and setting
Nagorno Karabakh defence officials report that Azerbaijan used combat drones against their positions along the western segment of the new line-of-contact, posting photos of what appear to be a Turkish-produced Kargu drone. This is the first notification stating the downing of a drone in Karabakh since the war. Photos provided
On 12 August 2021, Turkey’s Defence Ministry tweeted photos of yearly Caucasus Eagle 2021 (Tr. Kavkaz Kartalı-21) military drills in which the special forces of Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Nakhichevan (separately mentioned from Azerbaijan) took part. The exercises were aimed at boosting cooperation and coordination between their forces. The official
Given the latest developments on the Armenia-Azerabaijan border, it appears more likely than not, that Yerevan did not secure its borders after territories along them, formerly under de facto Nagorno Karabakh control, were ceded to or militarily gained by Azerbaijan. As a result, a new border dispute arose between the
There is much talk about minefields and the need for the parties in the Nagorno Karabakh conflict to pass on maps of minefields to the other side in a goodwill gesture. Here’s our overview on that matter. Quite contrary to popular beliefs, minefield maps as such many times don’t exist.
Between 6 and 11 January of this year, at least 25 flights involving six Airbus A400 and two C130 aircraft registered as belonging to the Turkish Air Force were spotted flying betweet Turkey and Azerbaijan. The flights followed specific patterns, almost all originated from Kayseri airbase in central Turkey and