Karabakh Army Prevents Azeri Raid on Eastern Border

Special Forces of the Karabakh Defense Army march in a military parade (Source: Public Radio of Armenia)
Special Forces of the Karabakh Defense Army march in a military parade (Source: Public Radio of Armenia)

Special Forces of the Karabakh Defense Army march in a military parade (Source: Public Radio of Armenia)

YEREVAN (ARKA)—The Karabakh Defense Army prevented Azeri troops from launching a raid on Thursday night on the eastern border with Azerbaijan, the press office of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic’s Ministry of Defense reported.

The incident occurred at approximately 1:40AM local time. According to reports, the forefront divisions of the Karabakh Defense Army noticed the advancement of 20-25 Azeri troops.

Karabakh forces repelled them back to their original positions. No losses were suffered by the Karabakh army, according to the report.

Azeri troops violated the ceasefire agreement about 110 times on Thursday night, having fired over 2,000 shots and launched 35 mortars.

On Friday, August 28, President Bako Sahakyan called a meeting of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Security Council. Issues related the celebrations of the 24th anniversary of Karabakh’s independence proclamation and the situation along the line of contact with Azerbaijan were on the agenda of the meeting, the Central Information Department of the Office of the President reported.

Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Aghabekyan and Defense Minister Levon Mnatsakanyan delivered corresponding reports on Friday.

The President gave instructions to the government on the proper implementation of the activities concerning the issues discussed.

“We look forward to bringing the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan together at the UN General Assembly in September and exchange views on the way forward on a negotiated settlement.  We need a renewed commitment at the highest level to finding a peaceful resolution of the conflict,” US Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group James Warlick told APA on Friday.

He said the Minsk Group Co-Chairs are planning to visit the region in the fall, although no specific dates are set.


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  1. vartan said:


  2. ara said:

    i have great bullets for the dirt of azeri-shoot and kill-then questions=-100 for 1-dirt they are

  3. Mkhitar Yepremyan said:

    This joker James Warlick is back again into the picture with his ideas. No thank you Mr. Warlick! Artsakh is free and independent period. Enough of wishful thinking and smoking the Turkish Nargila and pipe.
    This is what Armenians worldwide demand from you, United States government and Russia and others in their immediate influence:
    1- Stop arming Turkey and Azerbaijan with weapons and armaments of mass destruction.
    2- The United States government to reaffirm and recognize the Turkish crime of the Armenian Genocide immediately once for all and no questions and ifs asked. It is enough of smiles and dragging this Genocide topic for obtaining political gains from Turkey.
    3- The civilized world powers to put Turkey on trial for crimes of Genocides against humanity: Armenians, Assyrians, Greeks, Baltic nations, Kurds and etc. You add the names and the names of victim nations are very long.
    4- The United States government to stop supporting the Pan Turkism or Pan Turanism movement or dreams as a means of gaining world dominance. The Turks are the Cancer of this world and it will bring everyone down and to destruction even their masters in the Western World. How stupid one can be not to realize this threat to the world stability. The Kissinger, Brizinski, Goble and likes of them are not think tankers, they are blood suckers and their hands are tainted with blood of innocent people.
    5- The Armenian lands belong to the Armenians and no body else. A strong and economically viable Armenia is good for the world stability and for good of all nations. Enough of using Armenia as a battleground for your stupid wars. The Turks have sucked enough of our blood and we have no more blood to give to anybody.
    6- Genocide never again. The Armenians will not let that ever happen again. We are the owners of our plight and destiny. To tell the truth, Mr. Warlick, you are tricky, one day you say this and the next day you say something else. Your eyes and smiles tell a story of you being not a trustworthy individual to run this show. And to tell the truth to you, people are sick and tired to entertain you and likes of you including all the jokers in OSCE Minsk Group. Just pack and go away to your families and enjoy rest of your lives.
    Just keep on drinking this so called Turkish coffee ( although it is an Armenian Coffee and the name changed ) and keep on smoking
    your cigars in your back yards and dream of the lost opportunity to serve my homeland Armenia, the cradle of civilization. For God’s sake, just pack your luggage and leave and for God’s sake leave for good and please for God’s sake do not even look back. Many and many people will not even feel sorry that you have left! For God’s sake just leave for you and your alike are not wanted anymore.
    Long Live Free and Independent Artsakh. We are the owners of this blessed land. We gave our blood for liberation of this Holy land of Artsakh and believe it or not, not an inch of this Holy Land of Artsakh will be given back to your body-body Turks. Long live those and those countries who care for plight of suppressed nations and people.
    On your trip back you may stop at Erdogan’s palace and can slip the Turkish tea ( and that is not even theirs ) and maybe Erdogan can have a belly dancer dancing on your lap and maybe you can write a check to her ( our tax payers money ) for $ 40,000.00 as our good old Kissinger had given to a Turkish belly dancer years and years ago as a gift as a belly dancer had danced on his lap! Good for you Kissinger our old body-body, at least you enjoyed it at that moment of time!
    Hayer khelki yekek! Ays sut mardik mer abagan chen voroshelu. Hasketsak? Yete hasketsak shat pari, yete voch vay mezi yev vay dzezi korank!