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Oct 17, 2020
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Armenia declared heavy fighting in the south of Karabakh

Representative of the Armenian Defense Ministry Artsrun Hovhannisyan said at a briefing that heavy fighting continues in the southern direction of the contact line in Karabakh, RIA Novosti writes.

“Today, in the southern and northern directions of the line of contact, after a massive artillery barrage with the support of drones, aircraft and missile systems, the enemy launched a large-scale offensive,” he said. - Fierce battles took place especially in the southern direction. After two attacks in the northern direction, the enemy was driven back. He failed to capture a single position or height. Heavy fighting in the south continues. "

According to Hovhannisyan, the Armenian forces regrouped in some areas, and the most stubborn battles are going on in the south, in the Arak plain and in the north - in the Mataghis direction. At the same time, there are no special changes in one more, Hadrut direction.

As TASS reports from the scene, Stepanakert has been fired on for the third time since the ceasefire regime was introduced, that is, since October 10. According to the agency's correspondent, about eight shells exploded. An air raid siren is working in the capital of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.

The situation in Nagorno-Karabakh escalated at the end of September, from that moment on the disputed territory the fighting continues. Martial law was introduced in Armenia and Azerbaijan and mobilization was declared.

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