On September 27, Turkey and Azerbaijan launched an indiscriminate attack on peaceful settlements in Artsakh and Armenia. For the first time in nearly 30 years, the capital city is under heavy artillery and drone fire.
Using long-range ballistic missiles, cluster bombs, drones and fighter jets, and importing foreign terrorists, the attack is aimed at wiping out the local Armenian population.
Armenia has stood up to the attack, joining the battle against global terror. With Turkey recruiting up to 4,000 Syrian jihadists and arming them with its advanced military arsenal, once-green and welcoming cities are being turned to rubble as families hide in basements or flee to the mountains.
For 10 days, Azerbaijan has been shelling the capital of Artsakh, Stepanakert, and other towns and villages with long-range ballistic missiles and cluster munitions, internationally banned by the Convention on Cluster Munitions. These inhumane attacks spread explosives over large civilian areas, some of which don’t immediately explode. This will pose a threat for civilians long after the attack.
Dozens of civilians, including children, have been seriously injured and killed.
Armenia has invited correspondents from across the world to cover the conflict transparently. In an attempt to manipulate the international media, Aliyev has blocked all social media platforms in Azerbaijan and prohibited international journalists from covering the conflict.
President Erdogan of Turkey has expressed his full military support to Azerbaijan, in contempt of USA, France, Russia and international peacekeeping bodies calling for peace. His expansionist policies are destabilizing the region.
As democracies, Armenia and Artsakh are now fighting against two authoritarian regimes to defend their right to live on their ancestral land. And in this fight they currently are at the global front-line, standing up for global peace, human rights, and regional security.
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We need international observers to investigate & call for international political and diplomatic measures to prevent unnecessary escalation & tragedy. Please use: https://t.co/9TsRNdd7Gy to call on the White House & Congress Azerbaijan's attack on #Artsakh,— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) September 27, 2020
France says about 300 Syrian mercenaries were transported out of Turkey’s Gaziantep to Baku, Azerbaijan.— Murad Gazdiev (@MuradGazdiev) October 2, 2020
“These fighters were identified; they come from a jihadist group based near Aleppo”
Despite the fact that I was born in Russia, I always say that I have Armenian roots. It hurts to the depths of my soul to look at what is happening in the country, which I love very much.Innocent people and even children are dying!— Karen Khachanov (@karenkhachanov) October 1, 2020
Stop the war. ARMENIA WANTS PEACE🙏🏻🇦🇲 #NoWar pic.twitter.com/XlNCQzAfkF
ICYMI: French President Emmanuel Macron says Syrian extremist fighters are operating in Nagorny Karabakh, where Armenia and Azerbaijan are engaged in heavy fighting.https://t.co/eESbVUJe80— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) October 2, 2020
Azerbaijan has struck the bridge on the only open road into Karabakh. You can see a civilian car on the road. Presently a convoy of foreign journalists is en route through this very area. #NotATarget https://t.co/ZBDWuVBV7q— Neil Hauer (@NeilPHauer) October 2, 2020
Turkey is a rogue state, a security threat for the whole world...radical measures against the Turkish regime are necessary....terorist mafia state https://t.co/wlMt5QSXUb— Nikos Michailidis (@NikosMichailid4) October 1, 2020
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