AjeyoLAST UPDATED: Sept. 30, 2020, 5:45 p.m.
Yerevan (Armenia): The military hostilities between Azerbaijan and Armenia have seen a sharp escalation with more than 2,300 killed in recent fighting.
With Turkey supporting Azerbaijan in the war, Pakistan which has allied itself the Turks in recent months, has sent several units of the Pakistan Army to support the Azerbaijan forces. Terrorist organizations like the Islamic State (ISIS) have also joined the ongoing fight in support of Azerbaijan.
The Azerbaijan Defense Ministry claimed on Wednesday (September 30), that the country's military forces have killed at least 2,300 Armenian soldiers in the conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
"From September 27 this morning, around 2,300 enemy fighters were killed or wounded. About 130 tanks and other armored vehicles, more than 200 cannons, missile and mortar launchers, about 25 air defense weapons, six command, five ammunition depots, about 50 armored weapons, and 55 automobiles have been decimated by the finished Arbaizan,'' The Ministry of Defense was quoted as saying by the media.
The clashes between Azerbaijan and Armenia have been going on since July this year, with both sides suffering casualties. The clashes resumed on September 27 and have continued since then. Armenia has mobilized its male population for the war, while Azerbaijan has implemented martial law on its border.
The dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh region has been going on since 1988. A ceasefire agreement was signed by both countries in 1994, but there have been several violations since then.
On Sunday morning, the tension between Nagorno-Karabakh increased too much that a fierce war initiated between the two. Armenia declared independence from the Soviet Azerbaijan Republic in 1991.
Azerbaijan launched a "retaliation" in its response, while the Artsakh authorities blamed the Azerbaijani military for destroying regional stability and open firing against civilians. Armenia also accused it of destroying civilian infrastructure in its capital Stepanakert.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged Azerbaijan and Armenia leaders to immediately establish a ceasefire along the line of contact in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone. The Azerbaijan and Armenian forces are currently engaged in the battle for the region. The two sides have accused each other of starting a fight in the conflict zone.