Azerbaijan claimed 71 casualties during two-day long fighting with Armenia

Azerbaijan claimed 71 casualties during two-day long fighting with Armenia
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The clashes between the two South Caucasian countries have left 176 military casualties in total from both sides

Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said 71 soldiers were killed during clashes with Armenia, that was erupted on late Monday.

The ministry published an updated list on its website on Thursday. 

Confirmed number of the casualties on the Armenian side was 105, according to the Armenian official data.

The fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia which was seen as the most violent and deadliest confrontation since the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War of 2020, has ended with a ceasefire agreement reached by the warring sides through the mediation of the international community. After two-days long border conflict, Armen Grigoryan, the Secretary of Armenia’s Security Council announced the truce on late Wednesday, 

Following the truce which took effect after 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, the night of Sep.14-15 saw no significant incidents registered on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border zone, Yerevan said on Thursday. 

The Armenian Defense Ministry also said in a separate statement that the information circulating online about some Armenian settlements going under Azerbaijani control is an absolute lie. The ministry also urged its people to refrain of spreading similar news and follow only official statements. 

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Wednesday said Azerbaijan has occupied 10 square kilometers of territory in its latest attack on Armenia’s sovereign territory. 

Azerbaijan Defense Ministry on Tuesday blamed Armenian armed forces of a series of “large-scale provocations” and said it has taken “retaliatory measures aimed at ensuring the safety of Azerbaijan Army Units”. Denying Baku’s claims, Yerevan accused its neighboring country of shelling Armenian positions. 

"Azerbaijan is trying to present all this as a response to alleged provocations by Armenia, but this is absolutely false information," Pashinyan said in response on the same day.