Azerbaijani forces suffered heavy losses late Tuesday when Azerbaijan’s elite forces attempted to breach Armenia’s border for another failed try to capture the “Anvakh” military outpost.

Iran Press/Asia: Armenia’s Defense Ministry reported the new round of attacks took place at 11:30 p.m. local time Tuesday. The Armenian Armed Forces repelled the attack, causing significant losses to the Azerbaijani forces.

Defense Ministry spokesperson Shushan Stepanayan said based on preliminary reports, not only did Azerbaijan’s elite forces suffer losses, some of the troops have been trapped. There were no Armenian casualties.

As of 12:50 a.m. local time on Wednesday, the shooting had dissipated on the border, according to Stepanyan, who said that the leadership of Azerbaijan’s Armed Forces “is not in control of the situation.”

“A little while ago, the enemy again attempted to attack in the direction of ‘Anvakh’ [military outpost]. They were pushed back with losses,” said Defense Ministry representative Artsrun Hovhannisyan. “Aliyev’s ‘Elites’ have been trapped.

Upper Karabakh – also known as Nagorno-Karabakh, has been controlled by ethnic Armenians since it broke free of Baku's control after a fierce war in the early 1990s that killed 30,000 people.

The armed forces of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Armenia have recently clashed again, killing and wounding several soldiers allegedly belonging to both sides.

Baku and Yerevan separately accused each other of starting the conflict. 


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