On 20 November, investigative journalist Lindsey Snell posted two photos of a location where members of the Hamza Division, a Syrian mercenary force, were said to have been housed in October 2020 during the Second Nagorno Karabakh war. Tweet from investigative reporter Lindsey Snell from 20 November 2020 Not unimportant.Continue Reading

New footage from Russia’s Defence Ministry shows light traffic in the town of Lachin, Nagorno Karabakh, with Russian military lorries (Ural type) with registry plates numbered 94 for the Transcaucasus zone. The yellow/red sign on them indicates troop transports. BTR and Tigr transports also seen. Official footage provided by Russia’sContinue Reading

As part of the 'Military Financial Cooperation Agreements', signed between Turkey🇹🇷 and Georgia🇬🇪; 35 buses and 12 heavy machinery with their equipment were delivered to the Georgian Ministry of Defense with a ceremony held in Tbilisi.https://t.co/tzFB6KJ8qQ https://t.co/c8rAI0si1c — T.C. MillĂ® Savunma Bakanlığı (@tcsavunma) November 28, 2020   The vehicles wereContinue Reading

Footage of Russian deminers near Shushi (Az. Shusha) cleaning up unexploded munitions   Towards the end of the video of Russian deminers, one sees part of a missile that is the same type that Azerbaijan reported on 10 October as an 9K72 Elbrus shot down over Mingechevir, but with anContinue Reading

Apparently the two enclaves of Azerbaijan’s Gazakh district under Armenia’s control were taken out of the November Ceasefire Agreement text. It is not clear whether it was an error at first, but a cached version still shows the words Gazakh mentioned as areas to be returned to Azerbaijan. Official versonsContinue Reading

On 17 November, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin gave an interview to local channel Rossya 24, providing details on the situation in #NagornoKarabakh. He touched upon history and geopolitics, all the way down to the joint Turkish-Russian peacekeeping mission. Here are some highlights: Putin – “The most important thing about the ceasefireContinue Reading

On 17 November, Turkish parliamentarian of Azeri origen from Igdir, Sinan OÄźan, provided a brief interview with Azerbaijan’s Ictimai TV regarding Turkey’s decision to send troops to Azerbaijan, here are some highlights from what he said: We [Turkey’s Parliament] have adopted decisions to send troops to different countries, but noneContinue Reading

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 localContinue Reading

Armenia Defence Ministry footage from 4 and 9 November, just before the end of the Second Karabakh War shows  coordination with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), very likely Russian-made Orlan-10, with artillery targeting Azeri units near Karintak-Shushi (also known as Shusha by the Azeri side). This appears to be the secondContinue Reading

On 5 November, footage from Nagorno Karabakh defence authorities showed several damaged and abandoned vehicles used by the Azeri military, reported in the area of Lachin. From the footage, one of the targeted vehicles appears to be an Israeli Sandcat and the others  South African Marauders. Analysed screenshots of the footageContinue Reading

Based off of our Twitter thread: https://twitter.com/NKobserver/status/1292830120428761089?s=20 Third high-ranking Azeri (one retired) officials, including two former deputy defence ministers, reported to have passed away in past 10 days according to official publications by Azerbaijan’s Defence Ministry. 31 July – Major Teymur Jafarov, an officer working at the Emergency Medcine andContinue Reading

With the rise in tension on the Armenia-Azerbaijani border, we conducted a brief analysis of which side has the higher ground on the segment of the border that has experienced numerous skirmishes and shootouts in recent times. This segment of the border is custodied by Azerbaijan’s State Border Service andContinue Reading