Official reports from the Azeri Defence Ministry today stated that serviceman, Aqil Omarov, was killed on the line-of-contact near the abandoned city of Aghdam. Azeri reports state that Omarov was killed as a result of sniper fire from the Armenian side. A Facebook post apparently dedicated to the fallen servicemanContinue Reading

PLEASE NOTE: This article contains statements that are political in nature, which do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Nagorno Karabakh Observer, but are merely quoted from other sources. On Thursday, an apparent incident occurred on the line-of-contact between Azerbaijan and Nagorno Karabakh. In a briefing given to local journalists,Continue Reading

Azeri media outlets reported on a brush fire in Nagorno Karabakh near the line-of-contact. In what seem to be photos from the area, billowing smoke is visible from a distance.  The incident occurred near the abandoned village of Gulluje, around 4,5 km west of the line-of-contact. Authorities in Stepanakert haveContinue Reading

On 14 May, the Defence Ministry of Armenia revealed the loss of sergeant Ararat Khechumyan due to incidental circumstances during military training drills in northeastern Armenia.  The incident is currently being investigated, and no official cause of death nor the incident has been made clear to the public. The newsContinue Reading

On Saturday, 04 May, a soldier from the Nagorno Karabakh military was shot in the head by  an Azeri bullet according to official sources. The injured, 21-year-old Aganik Zorogliyan was evacuated to a hospital and operated on, currently he is in critical condition. The incident occurred in the southern regionContinue Reading

On Friday military authorities in Stepanakert announced that a military supply vehicle taking bread to an outpost on the line-of-contact came under fire by Azeri forces using an SVD Dragunov sniper rifles.  The incident happened along the central segment of the line-of-contact near Aghdam, no injuries were reported and theContinue Reading

On 12 April, news on social media spread about the death of Azeri serviceman Meherrem Mayilzade being killed. Although military authorities in Baku have not yet commented on the incident, it is speculated that Mayilzade died as a result of a mine explosion. According to the Armenian military blog,Continue Reading

On 25 March 2019, military authorities in Stepanakert announced the death of 21-year-old  serviceman Ara Arakelian at military base in northeastern Nagorno Karabakh’s Martakert region.  The cause of death is currently being investigated and has been officially announced as from “undetermined circumstances”. Coincidentally, on the same day, Allaz Alazov,  anContinue Reading

On 26 March, the Azeri Defence Ministry has reported the death of serviceman Allaz Allazov  from cross-border fire on the line-of-contact near the town of Fizuli in southern Nagorno Karabakh. According to the Armenian military news portal, Allazov was from the village of Yuxarı Salahlı in the region ofContinue Reading

On 18 March 2019, Azeri conscript Aqil Hümbetov was apparently killed on the line-of-contact in southeastern Nagorno Karabakh (southwestern Azerbaijan) near the village of Chojuk Merjanli.  Humbetov, a native of the village of Çay Qaraqoyunlu, in the Sheki region. According to Azeri media outlet, the information was provided byContinue Reading

According to the latest ceasefire violation reports of the Nagorno Karabakh Ministry of Defence,  this last week (10-16 March 2019) around 250 violations were reported, with an approximate projectile count of 3.000. Besides the latter, on 13 March, official reports stated that between 10.35-11.15 hours,  nine  60 mm mortar roundsContinue Reading

On 12 March, the Defence Ministry of Nagorno Karabakh officially announced the death of an Armenian soldier at a military outpost on line-of-contact.  19-year-old Karen Karapetyan was found with a fatal gunshot wound, initial findings brought about evidence of murder. A fellow serviceman of Karapetyan was detained and a criminalContinue Reading