STEPANAKERT. – Armenian News-NEWS.am has learned from the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR/Artsakh) Defense Army website that heated clashes continue all through the Line of Contact between the Karabakh-Azerbaijani opposing forces.
Aghast at their considerable casualties and loss of military equipment, the Azerbaijani armed forces have used TOS-type heavy rocket launchers for the first time, on Monday at around 11:20am, toward the northeast of the NKR Defense Army frontlines. The Karabakh side, however, suffered no losses due to the use of this weaponry.
In addition, the adversary made use of two military drones in the same direction plus another one in the southeast direction. But the missiles of these drones have not reached their targets and not inflicted any damage.
The Defense Army antiaircraft units have destroyed all three drones.
According to the recent press release by the press service of the NKR Defense Army, the Karabakh military forces have caused the adversary to suffer considerable manpower and military equipment losses, and they have taken the initiative at the northeast and southeast of the frontlines.
During these military actions, the Azerbaijani side lost three tanks in the northeastern direction, and two tanks—toward the southeast.
The situation in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone dramatically escalated in the early morning hours on April 2. From regular shootings and frequent sabotage-reconnaissance attempts, Azerbaijan switched to large-scale attacks all along the Karabakh-Azerbaijan Line of Contact, using a variety of weaponry as well as artillery, armored vehicles, and air force. Both sides have suffered casualties.