Major General Polad Hashimov, chief of staff of Azerbaijani Armed Force , was killed in boder clash.
Fierce fighting between #Armenia and #Azerbaijan continued for a third day, with a reported 11 soldiers on both sides killed. Both sides also reported the other attacking civilian settlements in what appears to be a widening conflict
Massive protest in Baku tonight with protestors wanting Azerbaijan to take action against Armenia after theee days of clashes at the border
Nine more troopers killed in new clashes on Armenia-Azerbaijan border.
At least nine more troopers are killed on the third straight day of clashes between the armed forces of Azerbaijan and Armenia on their border.
Officials in both countries have blamed each other for initiating the fighting.
The clashes broke out on the volatile Armenia-Azerbaijan border on Sunday and have continued over the past days.
At least 16 people, including four Armenian troops, 11 Azeri servicemen and one Azeri civilian, have been killed in the worst outbreak of hostilities between the two neighbors.
For years, the two neighbors have been locked in a conflict over Azerbaijan’s breakaway, mainly ethnic Armenian region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Though a ceasefire was agreed in 1994, Baku and Yerevan continue to accuse each other of shooting attacks around Nagorno-Karabakh.
The latest flare-up, however, occurred far from Nagorno-Karabakh and directly between the two states.
Clashes between Armenian and Azerbaijani armed forces in Tovuz, a north-western border region of Azerbaijan, have once again manifested the fragility of the ceasefire between the two conflicting sides. However, this clash, probably the largest for the past two years, is no coincidence, but is the direct result of events that have been unfolding since March 2019.
When the incumbent Armenian Prime Minister, Nikol Pashinyan, acceded to power two years ago after the so-called Velvet Revolution, some optimism was voiced about positive dynamics in the conflict negotiation between the two warring parties. Azerbaijan lost the 1992–94 war against Armenia, which resulted in the occupation of internationally recognized territories of Azerbaijan.