Razm.info tried to analyze the participation of the Turkish Armed Forces in the hostilities in Artsakh since September 27.
In “Part 3”, we discuss the involvement of one of the high-ranking officers of the Turkish Armed Forces in the Operations Control Center of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces during the war, and his role in Azerbaijan after the war.
Razm.info has tried to analyze the participation of the Turkish Armed Forces in the hostilities in Artsakh since September 27. Our first article on this topic, “Turkey’s participation in the war – Part 1: F-16s ” was about the possible use of F-16 fighters of the Turkish Air Force. In “Part 2”, we discuss the use of Bayraktar TB2 UAVs.
Razm.info has tried to analyze the participation of the Turkish Armed Forces in the hostilities in Artsakh since September 27. Our first article on this topic is about the possible use of Turkish Air Force F-16 fighter jets.
Karo Hambardzumyan, member of Sisian squad that had left for Artsakh, was wounded by enemy’s drone on April 4 in Martakert region. After about two weeks of struggle for Karo’s life, the doctors were not able to save him. Razm.info took this information from the “Vorotan” website.
Razm.info found out that Karo Hambardzumyan was born in 1959 in the village of Vaghatin, Syunik region. He was buried at the pantheon of Sisian on April 20.
Let us remind that several days ago Armen Hovhannisyan, another wounded volunteer of Sisian squad, had passed away too.
As reported by RA Ministry of Defense website, on April 8 RA Minister of Defense Seyran Ohanyan paid a working visit to Artsakh. There he met head of Artsakh Bako Sahakyan and Defense Army commander Lyova Mnatsakanyan.
Issues concerning the large-scale aggression of the last few days unleashed by Azerbaijan were discussed at the meeting. Special emphasis was put on expanding and deepening of close cooperation as a key factor for strengthening Armenia’s defense capacity and maintaining regional stability.
During the visit Seyran Ohanyan had a meeting with the Defense Army command staff as well. During the meeting such issues as the operative situation on the border, issues related to adjustment of plans in the framework of cooperation and priority tasks were discussed. The head of RA defense department expressed his considerations about the abovementioned issues.
Fights between Armenian and Azerbaijani armed forces were started on the night between April 1-2 by Azerbaijan with application of 152mm flamethrowers, tanks, reactive volley fire stations and military aviation.
In the afternoon of April 5 the sides agreed to stop firing. However, even after the agreement Azerbaijani armed forces fired several times in the direction of civilian settlements. The newsfeed is constantly updated for the latest news of the day.
In his Facebook page Vice -Prime Minister of Artsakh Arthur Aghabekyan writes that the contributions made on to the special account opened by Artsakh government will be directed exceptionally towards purchase of armament for the armed forces.
Another post by Arthur Aghabekyan presents the total sum of money gathered on the account:
On April 8 RA Minister of Defense Seyran Ohanyan received Minsk Group Co-chairs Igor Popov, James Warlick and Pierre Andio. Personal representative of OSCE Chairman Andrzej Kasprzyk was also present at the meeting.
During the meeting Seyran Ohanyan emphasized the fact that despite Armenia’s readiness to be involved in the deterrence of the enemy through right targeting and taking control of new favorable postions, Armenia still confides in negotiated settlement of Artsakh confrontation.
The Minister of Defense has stressed the importance of consolidating any ceasefire with a legally binding agreement as a prerequisite of weakening the armed conflict.
Azerbaijani blogger residing in Germany, coordinator of Meydan.tv oppositional website Habib Abdullayev, updating the list presented by him on April 7, has presented Azerbaijan’s losses – 66 killed and 5 missing, although the data includes some inaccuracies. Comparing the data with those of Razm.info, we present the verified list of Azerbaijan’s losses including 66+7 names among which – 1 colonel, 1 lieutenant colonel, 5 majors, 2 captains, 5 senior lieutenants and 3 lieutenants. The majority of the listed are servicemen of special and intelligence forces.
RA Investigation Committee’s website has presented the details of military car crash near Armash: On April 8, at about 11:00 am , the “Ural” belonging to N unit of RA Ministry of Defense came out of the carriageway of the road to Armash in Ararat region and fell into a gorge for about 200 meters.
Among 11 army serviceman in the car mandatory conscript Vardan Matevosyan died at once, 6 were taken to Ararat medical center with different traumas. The other 4 army servicemen were not hospitalized. Garrison Investigative Department of the RA Investigative Committee of the Eighth ZKGV initiated a criminal case based on Paragraph 2 of Article 377 of the RA Criminal Code (Violation of operating or driving rules of military, special or vehicle machinery with negligently causing human death). The place of accident was examined. The causes of the crash are being investigated.
Armenian “Mediamax” news agency informs: according to the agreement with the Azerbaijani side today, between 15:00-20:00 search operations of bodies of killed soldiers will be carried out in the north and south sections of Artsakh frontline, at the same time maintaining a regime of ceasefire. This was confirmed by Defense Army spokesman Senor Hasratyan. He mentioned that the process is coordinated by the International Committee of the Red Cross and field assistants of personal representative of OSCE Minsk Group.
Defense Army press service informs: on April 7, 23:00, Defense Army antiaircraft forces destroyed another attacking unmanned aerial vehicle of the enemy in the sky of Artsakh.
Defense Army press service informs: on the night between April 7-8, along the whole line of contact between the Armenian and Azerbaijani armies the enemy kept on violating the ceasefire agreement. More intense firings were recorded in the north direction (Talish), causing the death of a contract private, Hrach Muradyan, born in 1983. Several soldiers are injured. In the Northeastern section of the frontline, in still unknown circumstances, private soldier Ashot Mghdesyan, born in 1996, got a deadly gunshot wound.
Hours ago Azerbaijani blogger residing in Germany, coordinator of Meydan.tv oppositional website Habib Abdullayev has published the list of Azerbaijan’s losses, including the names of 64 killed and 4 missing, although the data includes some inaccuracies. Comparing the data with those of Razm.info, we present the verified list of Azerbaijan’s losses including 61+5 names among which – 1 colonel, 1 lieutenant colonel, 4 majors, 2 captains, 5 senior lieutenants and 2 lieutenants. The majority of the listed are servicemen of special and intelligence forces.
Defense Army website has published the list of 36 Defense Army servicemen killed while defending their homeland during military actions on Artsakh frontline between April 2-5, 2016.
(Updated) The list published by the Defense Army does not include the names of the following servicemen and freedom fighters, announced earlier by RA Ministry of Defense spokesman Artsrun Hovhannisyan:
Sargis Khalafyan (freedom fighter)
Razm.info is trying to get official explanation in this connection.
Razminfo has made the list of losses on Azerbaijan’s side from April 1, 2016, up to this day, including the list of soldiers killed and identified, as well as the types and amounts of military equipment destroyed.
The number of killed and identified Azerbaijani soldiers known to Razm.info is 48. It is important to notice that the number of enemy’s soldiers killed is much greater, but the list includes only the names of identified soldiers.
During the two days of fights contract serviceman Marat Petrosian has destroyed 3 of enemy tanks with a Fagot due to accurately targeted shots. In the unit of south-east direction he is now known as “Master”.
Details from the frontline in the next number of “Hay zinvor” (Armenian Soldier).
RA Ministry of Defence spokesman has published 4 more names of Armenian killed servicemen:
Today , on April 6, at the government session RA Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan announced that yesterday’s ceasefire agreement was reached between the Chiefs of General Staff of Armenia and Azerbaijan. Armenian “Armenpress” agency informs:
Azerbaijan’s military actions were unprecedented, also in the context of Artsakh war. Minister Seyran Ohanyan said: “The actions of Azerbaijan were unprecedented firstly from the military point – intensity of fire all along the contact line, military equipment applied, the amount of involved forces and means, the closeness of their armed forces to the frontline, as well as the great number of their human losses”.
“The information about some settlements being under the enemy’s control is far from being true. The villages of Talish and Nor Seysulan are under NK defense. In the south, north and in the center, as well as in the flashpoint of the conflict the control and initiative are in the hands of the Defense Army units”- the Minister said.
Armenian information site “Hetq” has talked to Defense Army serviceman, antiaircraft shooter Gevorg Manukyan who had shot down the second enemy helicopter. Let us remind that during the fights of April 1-5, Armenian forces shot down 2 military helicopters of Azerbaijani armed forces.
Defence Army website has published the photographs of Azerbaijani soldiers killed at the fights of April 2-5 (the time and place of taken photographs is not defined)
Defense Army website informs: This night on the contact line of Artsakh the agreement about ceasefire reached on April 5, 12:00, was mainly preserved.
Arshak Zakaryan has published the photos of a destroyed unmanned aerial vehicle belonging to Azerbaijan. As A. Zakaryan mentioned, it was a ‘kamikaze-UAV’ (this type of unmanned aerial vehicles flies and falls on the target in order to destroy it).
In order to inform Azerbaijanis about the losses of their armed forces Razminfo has published the next list of Azerbaijani soldiers killed in the fights between April 1-5. For the complete list in Armenian check here.
Brief: Losses of Azerbaijan Armed Forces in the fights started on April 1 (based on the data delivered by Defense Army press center on April 5)
1 TOS-1A flamethrower
1 BMP (infantry fighting vehicle)
6 armored cars
1 engineer car
1 “Grad” volley fire rocket complex
12 unmanned aerial vehicles
The number of killed Azerbaijani soldiers whose names are known to Razminfo (the number of unknown losses is much greater)
44 servicemen, of which 12 warrant-officers
Brief: Losses of Armenian Armed Forces in the fights started on April 1 (based on the data delivered by Defense Army press center on April 5)
29 killed soldiers, of which 7 warrant-officers
101 injured, of which 20 warrant-officers
4 BMPs (infantry fighting vehicles)
According to the data delivered by Defense Army press center on April 5, Armenian forces have recovered the borderline as it was on April 1. There are no Armenian positions under control of Azerbaijani Armed Forces.
Last night and this morning the armed confrontation was intensified towards the civilian settlements of Berdavan and Koti in Tavush region of Armenia, the North-Eastern part of the state border between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The Azerbaijani side has applied guns of various calibers against the border guard soldiers and civilian settlements, as well as 60 և 82mm mortars – RA MoD reports.
As a result of the retaliatory measures undertaken by the divisions of RA Armed Forces the enemy’s activity has been suppressed. Contract soldier Zori Goris Ashrafyan (born 1983) was wounded by debris in crossfire shooting.
The Armenian Armed Forces deployed on the border continue keeping the situation under control.