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Azerbaijan kills 49 Armenian soldiers in attacks on half a dozen locations



“I once told one of the Azerbaijani officials that we are stuck together like flesh to nails.” — Seyyed Abbas Mousavi, Iran’s Ambassador to Azerbaijan, August 2, 2022

“Russia warns that Nagorno-Karabakh could become Islamist militant stronghold” — Reuters, October 6, 2020

“Turkish-Backed Syrian Fighters Join Armenian-Azeri Conflict” — Wall Street Journal, October 14, 2020

“Macron reprimands Turkey, accuses Erdogan of sending ‘jihadists’ to Azerbaijan” — France 24, October 2, 2020

“Armenian prime minister says 49 soldiers killed in latest attack by Azerbaijan,” by Victor I. Nava, Washington Examiner, September 13, 2022:

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said Tuesday that 49 of his country’s soldiers were killed by forces from Azerbaijan during overnight attacks.

Speaking to Armenia’s National Assembly, Pashinyan said Azerbaijani forces attacked about half a dozen locations in the Caucasus nation, according to reports. Azerbaijan’s Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a statement that the aggression was in response to Armenian attacks against Azerbaijani soldiers, according to the Associated Press.

“The intensity of hostilities has decreased, but attacks on one or two fronts from Azerbaijan continue,” Pashinyan said in his speech, according to Reuters.

The Armenian Defense Ministry said in a statement that large-caliber artillery weapons, small arms, and drones were used in the attacks, according to Russian media outlet Interfax.

Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry said the clashes broke out after Armenian saboteurs were discovered attempting to plant land mines near the Azerbaijani army’s positions along the border, according to Interfax….