On 20 November, investigative journalist Lindsey Snell posted two photos of a location where members of the Hamza Division, a Syrian mercenary force, were said to have been housed in October 2020 during the Second Nagorno Karabakh war. Tweet from investigative reporter Lindsey Snell from 20 November 2020 Not unimportant.Continue Reading

On 18 January, Azeri State Border Serivce (SBS) reported the detention of three individuals near the Azeri-Iranian border village of Emirzeyidli, 28 km from the line-of-contact between Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan. The incident occured when a suspicious individual exited a vehicle that had approached the border area. SBS guards urgedContinue 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

A rare incident has taken place on the Azerbaijan-Georgia border, in which an ethnic Azeri shepherd from Georgia, Ramin Bakirov, was shot in the head and critically wounded by Azeri border guards from the State Border Service (SBS). Different versions of the incident circulated on Georgian and Azeri media, allContinue Reading

According to an official publication from the Azeri State Border Service (SBS), a shootout between drug smugglers and an SBS border guards (1, 2)took place on 23 November on the border with Iran, near the town of Bala Bahmanli. During the incident, border guards fired warning shots and gave outContinue Reading

Servicemen from Azerbaijan’s State Border Service (SBS) participated in a morale-boosting ceremony on the banks of the Caspian sea. According to official sources, a 5.000 metre Azeri flag was carried across a military training ground by troops, accompanied by eight helicopters and other military vehicles. Present at the event wasContinue Reading