Three Armenian Soldiers Killed, Four Wounded in Azeri Attack

Three Armenian soldiers serving in the Artsakh Defense Army were killed by an Azeri attack.

STEPANAKERT—Artsakh’s Defense Ministry reported Thursday that privates of the Artsakh Defense Army Hakob Khachatryan (born 1996), Edward Hayrapetyan (1995) and Arshak Harutyunyan (1995) were killed, as a group of Azerbaijani special forces attacked the Armenian positions in the northern section of the line of contact near Gyulistan.

The Ministry said another four soldiers were wounded in the attack at about 8:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

After a two-hour long fight the Armenian side made the rival retreat, hunted the Azeri soldiers and destroyed the group close to its military positions.


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  1. State-Of-Emergency said:

    Perhaps the ministry of defense must start planning offensive operations as well. It seems like our soldiers are on defensive mode only. Enough soldiers have died following this reactionary protocol. We must aggressively seek and destroy any enemy soldier who remotely shows aggression. The enemy must be on the run. We must be the aggressor in order to fend of further losses. RIP

    • Harutyun said:

      indeed, I strongly agree with you, and I am sure many share the same view

    • GeorgeMardig said:

      It will come the time to act aggressively, Armenia and Artsakh are acting wisely.

  2. Hrant A. said:

    This has to stop!
    We have to start an action alert campaign
    “Stop killing our soldiers!”
    “Stop the aggression!”

  3. Armenian Christian said:

    Just kids… When will the war be declared I’m ready to go

  4. Marshal said:

    Azeris are rats if they want a war let them fight like men !
    God bless Armenia

  5. GeorgeMardig said:

    R.I.P. condolences to their families. Thank You for defending our mother lands.