October 31, 2020 - 21:55 AMT
Karabakh downs Azerbaijani combat drone in Stepanakert

The air defense units of the Nagorno-Karabakh army shot down an Azerbaijani combat drone flying above Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenian Defense Ministry spokeswoman Shushan Stepanyan said Saturday, October 31.

Earlier on Saturday, the Azerbaijani military fired missiles on Stepanakert and the city of Shushi, injuring civilians. The fresh attacks came hours after Armenian and Azerbaijani Foreign Ministers met in Geneva and agreed to not deliberately target civilian populations or non-military objects in accordance with international humanitarian law.

Azerbaijan, with help from Turkey and Syrian and Libyan mercenaries deployed by Ankara, started a war against Karabakh (Artsakh) in the morning of September 27. The Armenian side has reported deaths and injuries both among the civilian population and the military. Foreign and local journalists too have been injured in Azeri shelling of towns and villages.