On 1 June, news was revealed about a possible incident in which an unknown Azeri troop-carrying vehicle was apparently attacked by Armenian forces on the border between Armenia and the Azeri exclave of Nakhichevan. A low-quality video of what appears to be a burning vehicle near a mountain or ruggedContinue Reading

Tension along the internationally-recognised border between Armenia and Azerbaijan appear to remain high, with frequent skirmishes and cross-border fire reported. So far this year, two Armenian servicemen were wounded due to skirmishes, while one Azeri serviceman was killed on 7 January. On 15 January at around 16.30 hours, Armenian servicemanContinue Reading

According to official publications from the Armenian and Azeri Defence Ministries, as well Azerbaijan’s State Border Service, border skirmishes took place today between the two sides. The exact places were the incidents are reported to have occurred are slightly different in each statement, but all conclude that it eventually ended.Continue Reading

On 03 October Armenian serviceman Mushegh Abovyan was killed by gunfire from the Azeri side according to official reports from Armenia’s Defence ministry. Abovyan was 28 years old and a native of Koghb village. He sustained a wounds to the head and died before reaching a hospital. News reports alsoContinue Reading

These past few days news media outlets from both the Armenian and Azeri sides have reported soldiers wounded due to border shootouts. According to a Sputnik Armenia news report, Armenia’s Defence spokesperson gave brief details on an incident that occurred on 13 August, involving an Armenian serviceman deployed in theContinue Reading

On 27 July, at approximately 11.00 hours an Armenian border guard was critically injured by an Azeri bullet on northern segment of the Armenian-Azeri border. According to sources from Armenia’s Defence ministry, an Armenian border guard received non-life threatening injuries from Azeri fire; according to non-official sources, the injured wasContinue Reading

Yesterday, a prisoner swap took place between Armenia and Azerbaijan through means of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in what was a rare development possibly aimed strengthening confidence building between the Armenian and Azeri sides. Officials in Baku agreed on returning 45-year-old Zaven Karapetyan, who, according toContinue Reading

A border skirmish on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border between 29-30 April left one Armenian soldier injured. According to an official statement by Azerbaijan’s State Border Service (SBS), during the mentioned time lapse Armenian military units “opened fire on several directions during different times of the day with high-calibre weapons”.  The incidentContinue Reading

Military officials in Yerevan published a statement concerning a border skirmish incident on 26 March in the vicinity of a military outpost near the village of Berdavan. According to official news, an Azeri military unit had commenced engineering work to further their trench system closer to Armenian positions. Armenian troopsContinue Reading