The Defence Minister of Nagorno Karabakh Levon Mnatsakanyan gave an exclusive televised interview on 30 July 2017. During his interview he discussed the current situation of tensions between Armenia-Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan, highlighted the latest achievements of the Armenian military forces and shared his opinion on many important issues relatingContinue Reading

On 30 July 2017, in a rare publication Azeri media outlets gave news of the death of 24-year old Azeri Armed forces Lieutuenant Akbarli Huseyn, killed on the northern segment of the Armenia-Azeri border. Huseyn was a native of Eçara village in the Jelilabad region of Azerbaijan. Huseyn was allegedlyContinue Reading

Since the beginning of July of this year a series of border skirmishes between Armenia and Azerbaijan have taken place. Although not uncommon, the intensity and frequency of these in the last month is alarming, and could signal a change in the Azeri leadership’s tactics to maintain pressure on ArmeniaContinue Reading

On 28 July 2017, Armenian military authorities announced the death of soldier Arkadi Ghambaryan and the injuries suffered by another, Artur Mayranyan. Both occurred during a period of border skirmishes in the north west of Azerbaijan (northeastern Armenia). The injured was taken to a local field hospital, subsequently to YerevanContinue Reading

In a rare statement, Armenia’s Minister of Defence Vigen Sargsyan in a rare warning message to the Azeri authorities reiterated that Armenia had not carried out any military operations along the border with Azerbaijan and that the Armenian Armed Forces never seek to target civilian settlements and that “any claimsContinue Reading

Above: a topgraphical view of Chinari village, in yellow is the internationally recognised border between Armenia and Azerbaijan, while in red the de facto border limited by military outposts.  The main Azeri military outposts from which shooting occurs are marked by three red arrows.    In recent days the totalContinue Reading

Published in a late July issue of Azerbaycan Ordusu as well as in a few media outlets, on 19 July 2017 the new head of Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority Lt Gen Omar Mahmood Hayat made an official visit to Azerbaijan. Details of the visit remain quite vague and areContinue Reading

On 25 July 2017, Baku’s military authorities accused Armenia of firing from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) on a military outpost near the village of Terter and injuring Azeri serviceman Muraz Babakishyev. News spread through several Azeri media outlets with a very similar message being published by each one. No other detailsContinue Reading

On 23 July 2017 at around 06.30 hours, the body of Armenian conscript sergeant Vardan Melkonian found hanging in an area outside of his undisclosed military base.  The incident is not being treated as a suicide until the current investigation is concluded, however initial signs show that it may be.Continue Reading

For two days now, starting the 21 July 2017, border outposts near the villages of Chinari and Barekamavan in northeastern Armenia have come under fire from Azeri outposts. Barekamavan’s village mayor Jonik Mikayelyan confirmed that there have been no injuries nor physical damage to the village, nonetheless villagers were forcedContinue Reading

On 21 July 2017 news spread of yet another death of an Azeri conscript soldier, that of  Dayandur Azizli (Azeri. Dayandur Əzizli) native of  Sheki. Without any comments from government authorities, news has spread through social media  (particularly his Facebook account) and several opposition media outlets such as Meydan TV. AzizliContinue Reading

News has spread of Azeri conscript Nahid Soltanov’s death from his woulds. His death was confirmed by his brother Elchin Soltanov to Azadliq News reporters  today.  Soltanov was buried in his village of Qizilburun near the city of Shirvan. Meydan TV also obtained information on the case by the family, whoContinue Reading