Azerbaijan’s defense ministry have announced that at least 2,300 Armenian soldiers were neutralized in a counterattack launched by Azerbaijani troops to save their occupied territories.
In a statement released on Wednesday September 30,2020, the Ministry stated that approximately 130 tanks and armored vehicles, more than 200 artillery and missile systems, approximately 25 air defense systems, six command and observation zone, five ammunition depots, approximately 50 anti-tank guns and 55 cars were destroyed.
Meanwhile, the ministry said Armenia targeted Azerbaijan’s Terter region with artillery fire in the morning hours.
“Infrastructure suffered damage in the region, while no civilians were injured in the attacks,” the statement reads.
The statement also said the Azerbaijani army besieged the Armenian forces in the Aghdara-Terter area.
“The operation to destroy the Armenian forces with artillery fire and clear the area continues,” it adds.
Border clashes broke out early Sunday when Armenian forces targeted Azerbaijani civilian settlements and military positions, leading to multiple casualties.
Azerbaijan’s parliament declared a state of war in some cities and areas, following Armenia’s border violations and attacks in the occupied Upper Karabakh, also known as Nagorno-Karabakh, region.