The command of the Azerbaijani army decided to launch a counter-offensive operation against the armed forces of Armenia along the entire front in the region of Nagorno-Karabakh. This is stated in the message of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
"The personnel and tank subunits, supported by the units of the rocket and artillery troops, front-line aviation and unmanned aerial vehicles, having discovered a large number of manpower, military objects and military equipment of the Armenian armed forces located in the front line and deep in the enemy's defense, destroy them," the message says.
The law enforcement agency of Azerbaijan also reported that 12 units of OSA anti-aircraft missile systems of the Armenian air defense units were destroyed in various directions. In addition, a combat helicopter of the Azerbaijani Air Force was shot down in the Terter direction, the crew members are alive.
It is also reported that the armed forces of Armenia fired at the positions of the military forces of Azerbaijan from large-caliber weapons, mortars, and artillery installations of various calibers.
"As a result of the intensive shelling by the enemy of the village of Gapanli in the Terter region, the villages of Chiragly and Orta in Gervend of the Agdam region, the villages of Alkhanli and Shukurbeyli in the Fizuli region and the village of Jojug Marjanli in the Jebrail region, there are killed and wounded among the civilian population," the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said.
At the moment, the counter-offensive operation of the Azerbaijani troops continues.
The Armenian Foreign Ministry confirmed the active phase of hostilities and specified that this morning, September 27, the Azerbaijani side launched missile strikes along the entire contact line, as well as at peaceful settlements, including the capital of the self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, Stepanakert.
"We strongly condemn the aggression of the military-political leadership of Azerbaijan. The Armenian parties will act confidently, using all their capabilities to ensure the security of the people of Artsakh (the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, - ed.) And give an appropriate military and political response. The military-political leadership of Azerbaijan bears full responsibility for the consequences of their aggression," the Armenian Foreign Ministry said.