Azerbaijan carried out retaliatory special operation Retribution in the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR), a message posted on the website of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense said.
As a result of the special operation, the Azerbaijani army took control of a number of dominant heights, including Girkhgyz and Sarybaba.
"Currently, our units are conducting engineering work on the arrangement of new positions and the construction of access roads,” the Ministry of Defense said.
The Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan demands the complete disarmament of the army of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) and the withdrawal of troops from those territories.
Two servicemen were killed and 14 more were injured in the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic as a result of an attack conducted by the forces of Azerbaijan, the Artsakh Defense Army (another second name of the NKR — ed.) said.
It was reported that two contractees were killed as the army of Azerbaijan attacked military positions of the army of Nagorno-Karabakh.
"Measures are being taken in cooperation with the command of the Russian troops carrying out a peacekeeping mission to stabilize the situation in the Republic of Artsakh. As of 18:00 (17:00 Moscow time), the operational and tactical situation was relatively stable," the message said.
On August 2, the Russian Defense Ministry reported that Azerbaijan violated the ceasefire in Karabakh three times in one day. As a result of the shelling, one NKR serviceman was injured, later the number of victims increased to seven.
Baku announced that a serviceman of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces was killed as a result of the attack from Armenian positions in Karabakh. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic blamed the military and political leadership of Armenia.
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