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Battles in direction of Azerbaijan's Tovuz district continue, one Azerbaijani serviceman dies

Battles in direction of Azerbaijan's Tovuz district continue, one Azerbaijani serviceman dies

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16 July 2020, 22:29 140
Intensive fighting is observed in the direction of Azerbaijan’s Tovuz district on the Azerbaijani-Armenian border beginning from 05:45 (GMT+4) July 16, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense told Trend.
As a result of precision strikes during the currently ongoing battles, the Azerbaijani armed forces killed up to 20 Armenian soldiers, destroyed one armored vehicle, one electronic warfare equipment, combat posts and strongholds.
During the battle, serviceman of the extended military service of the Azerbaijani army, private Nazim Ismayilov died, said the report.
The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense extends condolences to the family of the deceased.
The Azerbaijani armed forces are taking retaliatory measures to suppress the Armenian armed forces’ combat activity.
Starting from noon on July 12, units of the armed forces of Armenia, grossly violating the ceasefire in the direction of Azerbaijan’s Tovuz district along the Azerbaijani-Armenian state border, opened artillery fire at Azerbaijani positions.
Azerbaijan's armed response forced the Armenian army to retreat suffering losses.
Azerbaijani personnel, sergeant of military service Vugar Sadigov and corporal Elshad Mammadov, died while repelling the attack of the Armenian armed forces.
Despite the efforts of the Azerbaijani doctors, severely wounded serviceman of the Azerbaijani army Khayyam Dashdemirov also died.
The tension remained in Tovuz district on the Azerbaijan-Armenia state border on July 12 night.
During the night battles, by using artillery, mortars and tanks, the Azerbaijani armed forces destroyed a stronghold, bombshells, vehicles and servicemen on the territory of the Armenia’s military unit.
Azerbaijani serviceman, senior lieutenant Rashad Mahmudov was killed during the battles.
The battles continued on the night of July 13. Major General Polad Hashimov, Colonel Ilgar Mirzoyev, Major Namig Ahmadov, Major Anar Novruzov, Ensign Ilgar Zeynalli, Ensign Yashar Babayev and soldier Elchin Mustafazade became martyrs during the battles.