Azerbaijan Destroys Two Armenian Launch Sites Used For Civilian Attacks

The Azeri President has warned Armenia to stay out of its gas and pipeline regions or face severe consequences

Raghav N

October 15, 2020

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The tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan continue to escalate with Azerbaijan now declaring that it has destroyed two launch sites which were reportedly being used by Armenia to target civilians during the fight over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. The Armenian Defence Ministry has meanwhile confirmed that areas inside the country were attacked by Azeri forces.

Armenia has denied causing any harm to civilians as of now, while declaring that it now has the liberty to target any military installations and track the movements of its opponents along the Azerbaijani border.

Azeri president Ilham Aliyev has accused the opponent country of trying to access and destroy its oil and gas pipelines, warning that the outcome of doing so will be grave. He also called on Turkey to mediate talks with its former Soviet Union neighbouring country. While Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan alleged Turkey is getting involved due to its expansionist policy and greed, the Russian foreign ministry also disagreed with Turkey’s solution of military intervention in the ongoing tussle.

Russia initiated talks with both the warring nations to meet and discuss the commitments made under the ceasefire agreement, that was initially brokered in Moscow.

Fresh clashes started on 27 September in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region soon after the peace agreement, which has till now killed more than 300 people and displaced thousands of others. This is the worst face-off between the two republics in the decade-old ongoing fight.

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