Azerbaijani-Armenian War: Counter-Offensive In The South And Iranian Factor

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On the evening of October 20, the Armenian Defense Ministry declared that they had launched a large-scale counter-offensive against the advancing Azerbaijani forces in the Khudaferin Reservoir area, in the southern part of the Nagorno-Karabakh region. Armenian sources claimed that the attack had caused heavy losses for the ‘enemy’ and had pushed Azerbaijani troops into retreat. Pro-Armenian sources also said that the town of Zangilan had become a ‘trap’ for Azerbaijani troops and that a large group of the ‘enemy forces’ was now being eliminated there.

On October 20, the Armenian Defense Ministry also released photos of a Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 combat drone downed in the Nagorno-Karabakh combat zone. This is the second time, that the Armenian side appeared to be able to confirm that the Azerbaijani-Turkish bloc had lost a Bayraktar TB2. On October 19, Armenian sources showed a part of a Bayraktar TB2 optic system claiming that a drone had been downed. These drones are allegedly operated by the Azerbaijani military, but military sources say that drone operations are run with direct help from Turkish specialists.

The claims of Armenian successes in the south were immediately denied by the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry. As of October 21, the situation on the ground demonstrates that the Armenian side has not yet been able to really retake initiative in the area.

Just before the Armenian counter-attack, Azerbaijani forces captured the town of Zangilan, and 25 villages in the districts of Zangilan, Jabrayil, and Fuzuli. The total number of various settlements captured by Azerbaijan since the start of the war on September 27 has reached 75.

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev also made an address to the nation de-facto claiming that the Armenian military had been devastated and that his country was on the brink of a military victory in Karabakh. According to him, Azerbaijani forces destroyed 241 battle tanks, 50 armoured vehicles, 215 pieces of artillery, 74 multiple launch rocket systems, 58 mortars, 53 anti-tank weapons, 12 air defense systems, including 4 S-300s and 3 TORs, 8 electronic warfare systems, 3 tactical ballistic missiles and 198 trucks, as well as capturing numerous weapons and equipment from the Armenian side.

Indeed, if Armenian forces prove to be unable to organize an active defense, Azerbaijan has every chance of retaking the entire southern part of the Nagorno-Karabakh region and even reaching the Armenian border there in the nearest future.

An Israeli-made IAI Harop combat drone belonging to the Azerbaijani Armed Forces was shot down near the city of Parsabad in northern Iran on October 20. The Azerbaijani military uses IAI Harops to target the positions and the equipment of Armenian forces. This is not the first cross-border incident with Iran caused by the ongoing military hostilities in Karabakh. Earlier, Iranian forces already shot down several Azerbaijani drones and reported shells falling inside Iranian territory.

On October 21, the Iranian Army and the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) launched large-scale air defense drills, codenamed Modafe’an-e Aseman-e Velayat 99 (Guardians of Velayat Sky 99). The drills involve the Iranian Army’s air defense units and the Air Force along with the IRGC’s Aerospace Force. Just a few days earlier, the Iranian military deployed additional artillery pieces near to the border with Azerbaijan.

Taking into account that the main direction of the current Azerbaijani advance in Karabakh is along the border with Iran, even a limited Iranian military response to regular ‘accidental’ attacks on its territory and violations of its airspace could create difficulties for Azerbaijani forces. For example, the Iranian decision to shoot down combat drones operating too close to the border could undermine Azerbaijani air dominance in this particular chunk of the frontline.

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StafJustice

Some Armenian drones were shot as well by Iran…
SF you should add that to the report.

Mr T

dont bother SF is a pro Russian, Pro Putin troll news channel.

d'Artagnan

and you are hasbara troll…

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Smedly

Only thing shot down were some dead toork scum

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pe3Inc4oD34

d'Artagnan

That is nonsense. No Armenian drones ventured near Iran, a friendly and respected neighbor, the Azerbaijani scum are trying to provoke Iran, but the Persians are cool cats.

gryzor84

Some target practice for Iranian air defenses against a dedicated drone arsenal + the tech bonanza for every piece of intact bodies is a good deal to me. If that can also hurt the Turkish puppet state in its war of overt aggression on that part of the frontlines, it’s fine by me in every respect. I’m betting the Israelis surely can understand such border policy of zero tolerance for stray fire when they happen to be touting it as their core policy in a much more calculated way at their own “border”.

Mr T

dreams are for free… Iran can shit only their pants.

gryzor84

ahaha thank you man, I laughed so hard. You can dream on about a dreamin’ Iran then :-)

alel

FUCK THOSE KAZHARS RATS,,,ERASE ONCE FOR ALL

Jimmy Jim

GAS IS THE ANSWER FOR KIKERS!

white.male

another mongolo turdo bot . How is life in banana republic of turkey ? you still dreaming about good life and salary in EU ? forget it boy , first you have to beg on knees for visa !!!

Zionism = EVIL

Actually, the JEWcunts and Pakis are running the propaganda war, the Turkeys are too stupid and their English is poor, so they have outsourced to Paki troll farms, I can easily distinguish the hasbara and Paki trolls writing style and canned propaganda.

d'Artagnan

The Turks are cowards and using poor Arab Syrian Sunni cannon fodder and now Afghans to wage war. It is time to hit them in Syria.

BMWA1

Problem is Pansieyani…it seems he is TRYING to lose.

Jimmy Jim

GIVE ARMENIA GAS FOR KIKERS!

Ashok Varma

Pashinian is a CIA and Soros plant to weaken Armenia and open it to global Davos oligarchs.

Ashok Varma

Indian intelligence broke the story of Afghan Sunni terrorists being recruited. The Pakistanis were embarrassed and even their media acknowledged it. The Taliban are 90% Pakistani Frontier Force in civilian clothing.

Zionism = EVIL

This cowardly war has to be most uneven contest in human history, 3 million brave Armenians against 300 million Turkeys, Pakis and Azerbaijani scumbags.

Zionism = EVIL

Why don’t come and attack Iran you dumbass JewCUNT and find out?

Mustafa Mehmet

On the way don’t worry

Zionism = EVIL

Yeah, sure heard that for 3,000 years.

John Brown

Its good to capture enemy equipment but Iranian drones are better then Turkish ones.
It may be useful to capture some Israeli drones as they get all their tech from their USSA slaves.
Good to find the weaknesses of enemy drones period.

Iran has been good at reprogramming USSA drones as they fly over Iran and capturing them.

Lets see if Iran can do it with Turkish and Israeli drones.
This is the best way, take over enemy drones and use them against the enemy and catch them by surprise.

Zionism = EVIL

Drones don’t win wars, if that was the case the dumbass Americunts lardasses would have won every war or the ZioCUNTS against Hezbollah, at the end of day you need motivated manpower willing to die and hold ground. The Turkeys and their Azerbaijani poodles have done fuckall against 150,000 NK population with a total military age manpower pool of 20,000 able bodied men. The Turkeys have been hitting the NK forces with over 3,000 drones and achieved what? Turkey’s population 85 million, 10 million Azerbaijan and 230 million Pakis and 4 million Syrian Wahhabi headchoppers, what an even match, DISGRACEFUL cowards.

Zionism = EVIL

I normally don’t have time to respond to the vast array of ZionistCUNTS, Turkey arseholes and Paki dumbass streetshiting trolls posting utter Turkeyshit about this unfortunate conflict. Firstly, let me make a few obvious FACTS clear about the situation and Iranian position:

A) Armenia a small isolated, mostly tolerant educated urban state of 3 million was attacked under dubious pretext by a coalition of ZionistCUNTS, Turkeygoatfuckers and Paki beggars on NATO behest to pry Armenia into an anti-Russia and anti-Iran Zionist led puppet staging post.

B) Despite the atrocious claims by all sides, the Azerbaijani idiots have performed very poorly in the battlefield, despite the war being led by over 500 ZionistCUNTS, Turkeys and Paki inept officers from the basement of the Azeri defense ministry in Baku. Turkeys and Pakis are recruiting thousands of Wahhabi cannon fodder, but have achieved limited success as there is no will to die. Even small disorganized NK Armenian units has inflicted substantial losses.

C) Iran has largely stayed neutral like Russia, it believes that Armenia is quite capable of defending Armenia proper, and both Iranian and Russian position on the status of NK is simpatico and in line with the international consensus.

D) Even in the Azeris historic heartland of Iran like Tabriz, Urmia, Ardabil and Zanjan etc, where the 20 million or so Iranian and real Azeris live, there is no appetite to get involved in a NATO and Zio-CUNTS war.

E) Iranian defences are strong enough to repel and impose an immense cost on any arsehole invader that wishes it harm, so rest assured, no one is attacking Iran.

F) Fuck-the ZionistCUNTS, their drones are being shot out of the sky by Iranian airdefences at will and has exposed the weakness of casualty averse Turkeys and Azerbaijani cowards despite having unlimited cannon fodder from Pakistan, Syrian headchoppers and now Afghan WahhabiCUNTS. It is disgraceful that the Turkeys are so inept for a “NATO military”. So in the real world, this conflict is far from over or will turn out well for the Turkeys or ZioCUNTS.

d'Artagnan

Thanks for a very realistic assessment. We have a traitor as PM but Armenians will defend out lands.

Zionism = EVIL

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BMWA1

Lot of effort there!

Zionism = EVIL

No problem, the record has to be set straight. BTW, check out the excellent topographical blending camouflage of the Iranian AD systems. They are also backed by automated AAA.

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Zionism = EVIL

Iranian made 35mm Samavat AD system with low altitude domestic made Rapiers.

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Zionism = EVIL

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Ashok Varma

Iranian air defence systems report 100% accuracy

The Iranian Army announced that it had successfully tested the “Khordad
15” and “Khordad 3” air defense systems during the “Defenders of Wiliyat
99” maneuvers with target accuracy rate of 100%.

Zionism = EVIL

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Zionism = EVIL

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Zionism = EVIL

Iranian soldier kisses flag during current exercises

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Zionism = EVIL

Some recent photos of Iranian AD systems, Khordad3 and 15 similar systems have been deployed on the northern borders.

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gryzor84

Looks like Khordad-3 and Tabas systems if I’m not mistaken. Thanks for sharing,we now have an idea of the kind of systems deployed hence the current level of Iranian involvement there. They seem to be willing to have a margin for escalation,since those assets can take on flying objects well beyond the border and against more robust,faster and manoeuverable targets than just drones and are gearing up for possible limited confrontation if push comes to shove.in pne wqy or the other.

They didn’t stop at Shorads,and went all the way to mid-to-higher tier ADs.
Iran has been tip-toing around the complicayee fractures of that conflict from the begginning in a difficult exercice of diplomacy as it is bound by special cultural ,historical and commercial ties with both belligerents, which makes decisive one-sided actions in favor of one over the other let alone direct involvement an impossible prpdpect at this stage at least. But it definitly seems that they are increasingly bent on putting the lid on Azerbajani reckless assertiveness and the message is clear :we might not be stopping outright but we’re are certainly not about to help you achieve anything even passively,so dont get ahead of yourselves as we aren’t a valid circuit for your goals.

Armenians are Iran’s natural allies at least in the current geopolitical chessboard considering both their growing tension with the Israelis and being a de-facto frontline of Erdog’s neo-Ottoman offensive in the larger region. You can be sure they will meaninfully capitalize on Pashynian’s recalling of their ambassador from Israel.

Besides , Allyev’s overt alignement with Turkey and his gracious acceptance of genocidal Syrian jihadis and mercenaries coming in the thousands to prop up his army only add to that inflexion. Turkey and its puppet satellites are out for Kurdish and Armenian blood everywhere they have the reach to harm them,and the Dog’s goal is to impose as much facts on the ground as he can before being ousted by the next elections in his own country and the NK conflict is one of the hottest and most symbolic battleground to date ever since the Idlib campaign.

Zionism = EVIL

You are welcome, as you can see Iran has a mobile layered air defence that is dispersed over a large area. I have read reports that after Russia, Iran has the most effective AD systems in the world and in very large number. Two batteries of S-300 are also deployed near Bandar Anzali and the large Iranian dam on the Aras river at
Khudaferin. Iran has not massed any troops as its doctrine is based on small hard hitting small special forces teams, immune to drones or airpower as Syria and Hezbollah units have shown. BTW, don’t believe all the Turkeys and Paki morons troll propaganda. Armenia is not about to fold. It has a military age manpower of 1 million and if with proper leadership mobilized can fight off very well. This has a long way to go.

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El Mashi

Turkey cannot occupy Caucuses, Libya, and Syria at the same time. Time to get Syria to expel Turkish occupation forces out of Syria.

Putin Apologist

The Republic of Artsakh, “The Country The World Says Doesn’t Exist”, a video essay on the history of a land, and its people.

https://youtu.be/unBdquVfnug

Smedly

A place that does not exist that Aliyev can’t conquer. That part of Armenia has never been conquered who the fuck do Azeri scum think they are?

Arman Melkonyan

Thanks for posting.

Putin Apologist

You’re welcome my Greek brother. You know you and I probably agree on a lot more than we disagree on but where you see Russia and Putin as villains I see them as the only ones, if it comes down to it, that defend Armenia.

Mustafa Mehmet

Greek dumb Armenian Dumber

d'Artagnan

Armenia has not mobilized and is quite capable of defending its lands.

cechas vodobenikov

Azeris employ the same tactics the amerikans did in Vietnam–hyperbole, fraud. I find no reason to celebrate either side; the outcome may surprise many

d'Artagnan

90% of Azerbaijan propaganda is complete nonsense. In one month they have captured a few rocks and are not even near Stepanakert which only has a few old people and women and children defending it.

BlueHeadLizard

Yep Artzakh like the Kurds, not supported or recognised by anyone. They will be stateless soon like so many peoples. It’s going to such a boring uniform world with no diversity with all these small peoples + cultures + langauge eliminated. Very sad

Traiano Welcome

Nice. So now we know israeli drones are no match for Iranian firepower.
Cross one more off the list of weapons the zionists can employ against Iran.

Mustafa Mehmet

Deaths ☠ molla bastardo

Traiano Welcome

Hey Kebab, did you know the Father of the Turks was a jew?

d'Artagnan

also a homosexual.

Traiano Welcome

Poor guy. His choice I guess. Explains the dramatic eyebrows.

Zionism = EVIL

No these dumbass Turkey goatfuckers are clueless and are crawling up Zionistarse for 70 years now even when the Zionists kill these dumbasses as in Mavi Marmara case. The idiot Turks cowards apologized to the Zionists instead. LOL

Brother Ma Rumi for Sencer

And pedophile. Always with teenagers.

Ahson

Iran goin bust you right in da booty……all that mehmet goin drop out then…..just like in Syria. Don’t push your luck. You can’t fight for shit. We know this.

Mustafa Mehmet

you can do Jack s***….. try again

Ahson

No, Iran busted you in da booty in Syria……don’t forget. You got it good, didn’t you? Now you sit in a shrinking jihadi breeding enclave, while Russia pounds you from high up and Iran surrounds you from below….lol….We’ll dismantle you if you get uppitty. You got that?

d'Artagnan

20 million oppressed Kurds and Alevis in rotten Turkey will agree with you.

Ahson

bro……I’m surprised Russia, China and Iran haven’t taken a tough line against these turks. We need to stop being nice. Turkish behavior in Syria has been nothing short of abhorrent. I’m surprised Putin, Xi and Rouhani still talk to turdo-gan…..this I find ridiculous. We know what type of a trouble maker character this guy is. I also believe that including this turkey in the EAEU or the BRI projects is not advisable. Turkey is a liability for us. We can’t trust turkey.

BlueHeadLizard

Everyone one wants to be pally pally with Turkey no matter what Turkey does, because of its super strategic geographic position. Probably the most strategic location in the world with all the following frontiers:

– Asia / Europe east / west

– Middle East / Europe east / west

– Muslim / Christian east / west + north / south

– Black Sea / Mediterranean north /south

– EU / none EU east / west

– Asia / Africa north ( south

No strategic country can afford to piss off Turkey; too much to loose.

verner

the war in syria is drawing to a close and turks and the yankee-twats will soon be on their way. the orchestrated attack by the azeri hopefulls will soon be another failure and the same for the yankee-twats attempt to unsettle/regime-change kyrgistan. not the best month for the white house twiddledums, losing it all over the place sure as a klucking bell is a drain on the resources available.

on another tangent, erdogan needs to clear out the jews from palestine since they are a hinder to his long term osman plan and in the process the rest of the ME parties.

BlueHeadLizard

The USA will hold onto to that strategic little pocket in the South Deirr Izor, to block the road connection from Iran- Iraq- Syria- Lebanon.

verner

possibly or at least until it’s no longer economically feasible. but we’ve seen that the morons of the white house are prepared to bankrupt itself in order to protect the jews in palestine.

Random Dude

Iranian involvement is purely, safety oriented and for local public. Imagine a random Iranian guy, and his reaction to unresponsive Iranian military to drone incursions. Can’t afford to look weak, specially now

BlueHeadLizard

yea like the policeman stopping and warning a pedestrian crossing when the light is red.

Nenad Vojinovic

It seems like this is over. Armenia is about to lose the war. Azerbaijani army are on the way to capture Lachin corridor, the shortest connection between Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh. In 30 years Azerbaijan developed its economy, found strategic allies and modernized its army and weaponry unlike Armenia which is kind of stuck in 60-ties or 70-ties of 20-th century. Besides both countries are not democratic but Azerbaijan is more secular. There are 8 million of Armenians scaterred around the world and yet Armenia is a poor country. I guess the corruption in Armenia is one of culprits.
Don’t get me wrong but it looks like Armenia made a deal with someone in the West about leaving NKR.

Degrelle

Secular and democratic? You mean homosexual and gay.

Nenad Vojinovic

Well most of your compatriots live in those “gay” countries.

Arman Melkonyan

ALL Greeks, all Armenians, all CHRISTIANS, do not vote for Trump the filthy animal.

TRUMP is Tayyip Erdogan the depraved genocidal Turk’s BUSINESS PARTNER (Trump Towers in Istanbul) for God’s sake.

Do not vote for Trump the Turk lover.

Jimmy Jim

KIKER LOVER TOO!

Arman Melkonyan

Disgusting…

NatureTruth

Enemy’s enemies are friends. Islamic Iran is backing Xtians Armenia, against Islamic Turkey & Azerbaijan.

Zionism Jewish Israel, Xtians US, Fr & Ru are backing Xtians Armenia.

Zionist jews are great in manipulate, divide & rule historically, even the most brotherhood united religion Muslims are make to slaughter each other through Sunni-Shi’a splitting, radicals vs moderate, extremists vs socialist, gulf states vs Iran-Syria,…

So all Muslim states are now destroying each other, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Turkey, Libya, Saudi-Gulf, Yemen, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Pakistan, Sudan, Africa, …while Israel alone make inroads to consolidate control over them.

BlueHeadLizard

Good post. A great mystery of modern history / politics, little spoken about, the disunity of the Muslims. especially the Shia Sunnite schism, like the Protestants / Catholics in 16th to 18th century Western Europe.

Like the Protestant / Catholic conflict, the Muslim disunity will come to an end when they realise their differrences are mere dust in the hand, exploited by outside influencers. Then the world will see the sleeping giant is not China, but the Muslims with global dominance from Indonesia to Bosnia and South to Nigeria and Mozambique, and inflence well beyond. Islam is the strongest society culture n the world today; in spite of the disunity and conflict, it continues to expand rapidly, a proof of its strength.

Cromwell

Looks to me like the usual suspects are trying to draw Iran into the war.