Armenia and Azerbaijan Reported Hundreds Killed in Nagorno-Karabakh Battles

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Armenia and Azerbaijan have reported dead and wounded during the hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh. Azerbaijan is sure Armenia lost more than 500 people in the battles. Armenia reported 200 enemy deaths. Dozhd announced on September 28. The Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan stated that during hostilities in Armenia reported more than 550 people killed and wounded. A large amount of equipment got destroyed. According to Azerbaijan, 22 units of heavy armored vehicles, 15 anti-aircraft missile systems, 18 drones, eight artillery mounts and three enemy ammunition depots were also destroyed. However, Azerbaijan did not report its losses. Armenian Defense Ministry Representative, Artsrun Hovhannisyan denied Azerbaijan's statements. Hovhannisyan reported only 16 dead, ten more people were hospitalized. In turn, Armenia claimed Azerbaijan lost about 200 troop, about 30 tanks and 20 drones. According to the Ministry of Defense representative, the fighting in Karabakh continued on the night of September 28, and the Armenian army "achieved significant success" during the fighting. On the morning of September 27, several cities of Nagorno-Karabakh got fireв upon. Azerbaijan and Armenia accused each other of provocation and declared martial law. Recall, on September 27, battles started on the border of Armenia and Azerbaijan. The parties accused each other of violating the silence and reported on heavy equipment and artillery use. Both countries have declared martial law. Armenia also announced a general mobilization, but Azerbaijan stated the armed forces are well-equipped and there was no need to declare general mobilization in the country. In his address to the nation, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan stated that the Armenian people will respond to the Azerbaijani aggression, and the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh threatens international security. In addition, Turkey should not be allowed to interfere in the situation. Later he said Armenia would consider the possibility to recognize the Nagorno-Karabakh independence.