Armenian Ministry of Defence reports three Azerbaijani Air Force aircraft shot down

The situation in Nagorno-Karabakh escalated on 27 September, with active fighting taking place in the disputed territory.

Armenian Defense Ministry reported on Saturday that three Azerbaijani aeroplanes were shot down in Nagorno-Karabakh.

“At 08:25 southward, an enemy aircraft was hit. At 08:46 <…> two more enemy planes were shot down”, –  wrote Shushan Stepanyan, spokeswoman for the Armenian Defense Ministry, on her Facebook page.

The situation in Nagorno-Karabakh escalated on September 27, with active fighting taking place in the disputed territory. Martial law has been introduced in Azerbaijan and Armenia, and mobilization has been announced. Both sides report deaths and injuries, including among the civilian population.

Baku and Yerevan have been contesting Nagorno-Karabakh since February 1988, when the region announced its withdrawal from the Azerbaijan SSR. During the 1992-1994 armed conflict, Azerbaijan lost control over Nagorno-Karabakh and seven surrounding districts.

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