Azeri defence officials reported a military incursion repelled on line-of-contact with Nagorno Karabakh in the Goranboy-Martakert area, resulting in Armenian “losses” (sic) and an Armenian officer, Gurgen Alberyan, being captured. The incident was reported by Azerbaijan’s Defence Ministry to have taken place at 5:45 hours on 23 August. Later duringContinue Reading

De facto authorities in Nagorno Karabakh (NK) revealed military drills this past week, from 22-26 June at the Tigranakert training ground with the participation of high-ranking officials from Armenia besides local authorities. The event was overseen by NK defence head Jalal Harutyunyan, accompanied by his counterpart, Chief of Staff ofContinue Reading

On 17 June, non-official media in Azerbaijan reported a civilian Soviet-produced Zil lorry carrying wheat was fired upon by Karabakhi-Armenian troops with 60mm mortars near the village of Ghapanli, 500 metres from the line-of-contact.  Approximately one hour later, de facto military authorities in Nagorno Karabkah (NK) published a statement refutingContinue Reading

In response to the recent statements by the de facto Nagorno Karabakh (NK) authorities about the construction of a third road into the territory, Azeri defence officials released a statement on 11 June, which stressed that as a result of “successful operations between 2016-2018” roads leading into Nagorno Karabakh fromContinue Reading

On 6 June, the newly-elected president of de facto Nagorno Karabakh(NK), Arayik Harutyunian, visited special forces troops of the National Security Service (NSS) at an undisclosed location. According to an official statement, Harutyunian was accompanied by the NSS head, Kamo Aghajanian. No details of the official visit were made public,Continue Reading

Twenty-year-old Azeri serviceman, Taleh Shukurov, was reportedly killed today according to media report from pro-opposition Meydan TV. The report, based on information from Shukurov’s family, as well as the municipal head and military recruiting office of his native city Goytepe.  The area of incident was not released to the publicContinue Reading

On 5 May, Azeri defence minister, Zakir Hasanov, the head of the Military Affairs department of the presidential administration, Maharram Aliyev,  along with other high-ranking military officials visited military installations along the line-of-contact. According to an official publication by Azeri defence officials, the area visited was between the Karabakhi villageContinue Reading

The beginning of May saw a series of threatening messages exchanged between Azeri and Karabakhi defence officials. Since the start of the year, Nagorno Karabakh officials have registered a progressive monthly increase in recorded ceasefire violations by Azerbaijan, while the latter’s data shows no major increase, with recorded cases similarContinue Reading

On 4 May, a series of defensive military drills were carried out under the supervision of Nagorno Karabakh’s military head and defence minister Jalal Harutyunyan. According to an official statement, the drills included methods and techniques for the use of small arms and grenade launchers during combat for defensive purposesContinue Reading

On 1 May, de facto Nagorno Karabakh’s defence minister, Jalal Harutyunyan, received his Armenian counterpart, Davit Tonoyan, for a two-day official visit. According to official news, Tonoyan visited military installations in northern and central Karabakh, meeting with officers and servicemen during the visits. The defence ministers discussed further plans forContinue Reading

An Azeri unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was shot down yesterday, 21 April, on the line-of-contact (LoC) separating de facto Nagorno Karabakh (NK) and Azerbaijan according to an official statement by the Karabakh Defence Ministry. The latter published a statement six hours after the incident, in which they identified the UAVContinue Reading