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.
This past week, between 22-23 June, the head of Azerbaijan’s State Border Service (SBS), Elchin Guluyev, visited military positions in northwestern Azerbaijan on the border with Armenia. While the exact location was not specified, the official statement provided by the SBS mentioned that it took place in the district of
In a rare, possibly first-time statement, Azerbaijan’s State Border Service (SBS) has commented on an article released by Armenia’s armed forces’ journal, Hayzinvor, in which it highlights the recent inauguration of a new strategic military position. The article speaks of a recently constructed military position at an undisclosed location on
On 30 April, an Azeri fisherman was killed and three others in his boat were detained by Kazakh border guards in the Caspian Sea. An initial report from Kazakhstan’s National Security Committee mentioned that a Kazakh marine patrol boat sighted an unidentified vessel in territorial waters off the Mangistau region
These past week, the head of Azerbaijan’s State Border Service (SBS), Elchin Guliyev, visited a series of military positions on the country’s border with Armenia amid heightened tensions between the two precisely on this segment. According to an official notification, Guliyev visited SBS detachments in the region of Gazakh to
The end of January saw the start of a the annual military preparation cycle(1, 2), not only in mainland Azerbaijan, but also in the Nakhichevani enclave. The heads of military units of the Nakhichevani garrison, essentially a self-sustaining autonomous military, along with officers and sub-officials carried out a series of
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 urged
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.
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, all
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 out
Officials from Azerbaijan’s State Border Service (SBS) stated that a soldier from the State Border Service was injured as a result of gunfire from Armenian outposts near the district of Gazakh. According to an SBS statement from today, the incident occurred at 16.40 hours local time, and resulted in an
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 was