Karabakh military armies of defense of Nagorno-Karabakh on the first line of defense.
The Armenian authorities announced an increase in the number of dead and wounded during the conflict with Azerbaijan on the border. The Ministry of Defense reported that more than 100 soldiers were injured, 16 people died during clashes in Nagorno-Karabakh, RIA Novosti reports.
Earlier it was reported that civilians suffered from the Azerbaijani shelling.
A new aggravation of the conflict became known on the morning of September 27. Azerbaijan announced the shelling by the Armenian troops, resulting in casualties among the civilian population, and began a military operation on the border. Mobilization has been announced in Armenia, and the authorities of the disputed region are reporting dead Armenian soldiers and civilians.
In 1991, Nagorno-Karabakh, inhabited mainly by Armenians, declared independence from Azerbaijan. Baku tried to return the region by force, a war broke out. In 1994, Azerbaijan, Armenia and the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, with the mediation of Russia, signed a truce protocol. Military operations are resumed periodically. In July of this year, clashes took place on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, about 300 kilometers from Karabakh. The death toll on both sides was 18.