Armenian Soldier Shot Dead by Azeris

An Artsakh Defense Army soldier on the frontline near the border with Azerbaijan

STEPANAKERT—Private of the Artsakh Defense Army Levon Mirzoyan, born in 1995, died as a result of shooting from the Azerbaijani side at 5:15 p.m. on April 7.

The incident took place at one of the military units in the eastern portion of the line of contact between Artsakh and Azerbaijan, Artsakh’s Defense Ministry reports.

The ministry says it is investigating the incident.

“The Artsakh Ministry of Defense shares the sorrow of this heavy loss and expresses its support to Levon Mirzoyan’s family and friends,” a statement from the ministry said.


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  1. Edward Demian said:

    I often daydream of going to Artsack and planting rows of Sequoya trees all along the contact line. everything is bare, too easily spotted by the enemy.There should be a thick row of these massive trees which in time will grow so big that they will stop bullets. Tanks too. Let the Tatars wonder what were doing. Rather than see us cower behind sandbags.