The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry again claimed to have killed Armenia’s Su-25 fighter plane. Earlier on October 18, Azerbaijan made a similar claim. But, like the last time, this time too Armenia has denied Azerbaijan’s claim and called it false. The war between the two countries for the capture of Nagorno-Karabakh has been going on since September 27. Meanwhile, it is claimed that the Azerbaijani army inflicted heavy losses on Armenia on the basis of Turkish and Israeli weapons.
Azerbaijan released official statement
The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry issued a statement on Monday, claiming that its army dropped an Armenian SU-27 fighter jet. The plane was trying to target its military targets. In the statement, Azerbaijan said all of our soldiers are already on alert. As soon as the Armenian plane attempted an attack, it was shot down.
Armenia charges – Azerbaijan recruits Syrian fighters
Armenian Prime Minister Nicole Pashinian claimed that Azerbaijan is waging a war with Syrian mercenaries. He said that there is strong evidence that Turkey is recruiting a large number of Syrian mercenaries for Azerbaijan. At the same time, Turkey has denied these allegations every time. On October 14, the Turkish president responded to the allegations, saying the Syrian people have enough work to do in their country.
Armenia caught a Syrian citizen
The Nagorno-Karabakh army, supported by Armenia, recently arrested a Syrian civilian. After which, the Armenian Ministry of Defense released a video in which the captured Syrian man allegedly accepted his involvement in the war with money. However, this claim by Armenia could not be independently confirmed.
The fight continues from September 27
People of Armenian origin are the majority in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, while the international community considers it to be part of Azerbaijan. Since the disintegration of the Soviet Union, Azerbaijan has tried to occupy the region, but it never succeeded. According to unconfirmed information, so far the Azerbaijani army has captured a large part of Nagorno-Karabakh.
What is the story of this struggle
Armenia and Azerbaijan were liberated between 1918 and 1921. Even at the time of independence, the two countries had no special friendship due to the border dispute. After the end of World War I, a third of these two countries separated the Transcaucasian Federation. Which is now known as Georgia. These three countries joined the Soviet Union in 1922. During this time the great Russian leader Joseph Stalin gave part of Azerbaijan (Nagorno-Karabakh) to Armenia. This part was traditionally under the occupation of Azerbaijan but the people who lived there were of Armenian origin.