Armenian-backed forces in the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh enclave said they struck a military airport in Azerbaijan’s second-largest city on Sunday in a major escalation of the fighting between the two South Caucasus neighbors.
Azeri President Ilham Aliyev’s office said the missiles that hit Ganca came from Armenia, which the Armenian Defense Ministry denied. The missile strike caused deaths, Aliyev’s office said, without providing any further details.
Nagorno-Karabakh said it attacked the military airport in Ganca in retaliation for Azerbaijan’s bombing of Stepanakert, the largest city in the enclave. The president of the disputed territory warned that from now on “military objects in large cities of Azerbaijan’s big cities are the target” of its forces.
.#Azerbaijan’i terrorist army targets civilians in #Stepanakert, using Polonez & Smerch MLRS. From now on mil objects in large cities of Azerbaijan are the target of the Defense Army of #Artsakh. Calling on Azerbaijani population to leave these cities to avoid inevitable loss.8:50 AM · Oct 4, 2020
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