Armenian military says it shot down 2 Azerbaijani helicopters, 3 drones

2020-09-27 16:02:47Xinhua Editor : Cheng Zizhuo ECNS App Download

The Armenian Defense Ministry said on Sunday that it has shot down two helicopters and three drones of Azerbaijan in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

The move is a response to Azerbaijan's attack on civilians settlements in the disputed territory, the ministry said.

Also on Sunday, Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry said it is currently launching a counter-offensive in the region.

Heavy fighting in the Nagorno-Karabakh region has caused civilian casualties on both sides, the Azerbaijani presidency said.

Armenia and Azerbaijan have been at loggerheads over the mountainous region of Nagorno-Karabakh since 1988. 

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