TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – As Azerbaijan and Armenia lock horns on the battlefield over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, their media machines are rolling out videos, each purportedly showing the losses the opposing side suffered in Sunday’s clashes.
Azerbaijan has reportedly launched a military operation against the forces of the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, an ethnic Armenian enclave that broke away from Azerbaijan three decades ago. The so-called “counter offensive” was allegedly launched in response to shelling of Azeri troops by Armenian forces. However, Yerevan has denied this and said it was Azerbaijan who broke the ceasefire.
Both parties reported military successes over the course of the day, while denying taking any casualties of their own in the process.
A video released by the Azeris, on Sunday evening, showed an apparent airstrike on a military vehicle. It also shows what appears to be a column of military vehicles on a dirt road, including one visibly damaged tank. The footage was filmed by a reconnaissance drone.
Meanwhile, the Armenian Defense Ministry published a video of an attack on a pair of infantry fighting vehicles, followed by what appears to be the aftermath of an ambush of a military convoy.
Both sides previously released similar footage of other episodes to demonstrate the cost of the conflict presumably paid by the rival side. The authenticity of the materials could not be independently verified.
Although Iran has called for immediate ceasefire between the two nations, a footage from Iranian border town of Khoda Afarin in East Azarbaijan Province shows the heavy clashes between its two neighbors. More reports also indicated that at least three rockets from the warring parties hit the Iranian border town.