Nagorno Karabakh Observer does not endorse, confirm nor deny the content of official publications and is not responsible for the nature of its content.  Sources of information either in hyperlink or in parenthesis: e.g. (1, 2, 3) All times are local times Overview The deadliest clashes since the 2016 AprilContinue Reading

Azeri President Ilham Aliyev paid a visit to newly-constructed military base 10 km from the central segment of  the line-of-contact near the abandoned town of Aghdam. News of the visit was published on the president’s official webpage as well as that of the Defence Ministry. This is significant, in that,Continue 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

Five Azeri and two Armenian servicemen killed these past days, with one of them being a combat death, and the remainder under unspecified circumstances. The 18 September brought about news about the death of Azeri border guard, Senan Huseynov, one month before he was to be demobilised. The reasons forContinue Reading

Official information on reported ceasefire violations was published today by the Nagorno Karabakh (officially known as Artsakh) Defence Ministry. This last week has seen a rise in reported ceasefire violations by Azerbaijan, as reported by the Armenian side, with 250 reported incidents amounting to around 2.500 projectiles being fired onContinue 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 Saturday, the Chief-of-Staff of the Nagorno Karabakh Armed Forces, Maj Gen Karen Abrahamyan, received his counterpart from Armenia Lt Gen Artak Davtyan. Subsequently, the two paid visits to military bases and outposts along the line-of-contact in the centre and south of Nagorno Karabakh. Officially, the aim of the eventsContinue Reading

On 27 February, the OSCE conducted its third ceasefire monitoring mission of this year at military positions near the line of contact. This monitoring mission was conducted further south of the one conducted on 13 February; this time it took place near the cities of Aghdam, on Nagorno Karabakh’s side,Continue Reading

On 21 February 2019, military authorities in Azerbaijan announced the shooting-down of an Armenian  X-55 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). According to official news, the incident occurred in the vicinity of Aghdam, along the central part of the line-of-contact between Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan.  Baku states that the UAV was onContinue Reading

On 26 December apparently two incidents took place: Baku claims Armenian’s opened fire on a cemetery near the village of Mireşelli, wounding an elderly woman; Stepanakert on the other hand claims there was a shootout at an Azeri military outpost between Azeri soldiers in the same area that resulted in eitherContinue Reading

  08 October 2017 saw the death of 19-year-old Azeri conscript, Saleh  İsayev (Valeh oğlu ) by a fellow serviceman at a military outpost near the border town of Aghdam. Information got out through the victim’s family and was made public by local press agencies, particularly an undisclosed journalist from Meydan TV. İsayevContinue Reading