The Azerbaijani army took control of seven villages on the line of contact in Nagorno-Karabakh, President Ilham Aliyev said on Twitter on Saturday, October 3.
According to him, the Azerbaijani military “liberated” the villages of Talish, Tarter region, Mehdili, Chakhyrly, Ashagi Maralian, Sheybei and Guidjak in the Jebrail region, as well as Ashagi Abdurrahmanli in the Fizuli region.
Earlier on Saturday, Aliyev said that the country’s troops had occupied the village of Madagiz.
In turn, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan called Azerbaijan’s attack on Nagorno-Karabakh unprecedented in scale. He also added that the goal of Baku and Ankara is not to seize territories, but to destroy the population.
On October 2, the capital of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, Stepanakert, was fired on from heavy rocket launchers for the first time since the escalation of the conflict. As a result, one person died and 11 were injured.
Another aggravation in the NKR took place on September 27. Armenia and Azerbaijan blamed each other for shelling and death of civilians.