2020 October 12

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Daily news and anti-corruption report

Oct/11/2020 wrap-up: \\ War in Karabakh (Artsakh) \\ more videos exposing Azerbaijan's hired jihadists \\ relatively calm on front \\ Azerbaijan & Turkish air force bomb civilian settlements overnight \\ Israeli govt under internal & external pressure over aiding the murder of Armenian civilians \\
by ar_david_hh

Prior events: October 10, October 9 , October 8 , October 7, October 6, October 5, October 4, October 3, October 2, October 1, September 30, September 29, September 28, September 27

Syrian jihadists recruited by Azerbaijan upload more videos, further proving their presence

In case you're a new reader, check out the links above for previous stories. Turkey has helped Azerbaijan to recruit Syrian jihadists, some of whom are ISIS commanders.


PM Pashinyan shared the video in which Syrian jihadists are seen using Azeri vehicles and uniforms while shooting towards Armenian positions.

"The Armenians of the world must put this outrageous fact before the world and focus on the following agenda. Condemnation of the terrorist attack on Artsakh and recognition of Artsakh's independence"



Armenian MoD shared the analysis of one of the videos showing the Syrian jihadists using Azeri equipment in Artsakh battles.



Syrian jihadists (possibly Turkmen from northern Syria?) uploaded a video from one of the areas they occupied in the first week, along the southern borders with Iran, south of Jabrayil.

The video shows a sign in the Armenian language that reads "Attention, border line. Entry only with a passport."

One of the jihadists, while speaking in Arabic, is seen showing the hand-sign of a Turkish terrorist organization 'Grey Wolves'.


the USA and UK warn against travel to Azerbaijan due to terror concerns

"Azerbaijan has a longstanding risk presented by terrorist groups, who continue plotting possible attacks in Azerbaijan. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning..."

USA: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/azerbajian-travel-advisory.html

UK: https://t.me/reartsakheng/452

a few more Armenian demonstrations took place

Berlin: https://youtu.be/gsvbzFG7XZc

London: https://youtu.be/2KUTLfz4r6A

Austria: https://youtu.be/7Z2X1wOYW6I

Buenos Aires: https://t.me/reartsakheng/380

Helsinki: https://t.me/reartsakheng/381

Vienna: https://t.me/reartsakheng/383

Jerusalem: https://t.me/reartsakheng/384

Utah: https://t.me/reartsakheng/385

New York: https://t.me/reartsakheng/386

Boston: https://t.me/reartsakheng/387

Seattle: https://t.me/reartsakheng/388

Sao Paulo: https://t.me/reartsakheng/389

Montevideo: https://t.me/reartsakheng/390

West Palm Beach: https://t.me/reartsakheng/391

Philadelphia: https://t.me/reartsakheng/392

San Francisco: https://t.me/reartsakheng/393

Buenos Aires: https://t.me/reartsakheng/394

Milan: https://t.me/reartsakheng/395

Las Vegas: https://t.me/reartsakheng/396

Malaga: https://t.me/reartsakheng/397

Thessaloniki: https://t.me/reartsakheng/398

Cologne: https://t.me/reartsakheng/399

Warsaw: https://t.me/reartsakheng/400

London: https://t.me/reartsakheng/401

Sacramento: https://t.me/reartsakheng/402

Fresno: https://t.me/reartsakheng/403

Montreal: https://t.me/reartsakheng/404

Strasbourg: https://t.me/reartsakheng/405

Paris: https://t.me/reartsakheng/406

Brussels: https://t.me/reartsakheng/407

Colorado: https://t.me/reartsakheng/408

Freiburg: https://t.me/reartsakheng/409

Los Angeles: https://t.me/reartsakheng/410

Zurich: https://t.me/reartsakheng/411

Washington D.C.: https://t.me/reartsakheng/412

Bern: https://t.me/reartsakheng/413

The Hague: https://t.me/reartsakheng/414

Santiago de Chile: https://t.me/reartsakheng/415

Toronto: https://t.me/reartsakheng/416

Santa Clarita: https://t.me/reartsakheng/417

Stockholm: https://t.me/reartsakheng/418

Dallas-Fort-Worth: https://t.me/reartsakheng/419

October 11th arrives / battles and international response

00:30: Armenia denied shelling Azeri city Terter, and criticized Azerbaijan for shelling Armenian Shushi and Stepanakert, despite the ceasefire agreement. One Armenian civilian died in Martuni.

Azerbaijan used bombs filled with shrapnel against the civilian population.

Photo of shrapnel: https://t.me/sashakots/17319

https://t.me/anna_news/8618 , https://factor.am/293968.html , https://news.am/arm/news/607301.html , https://armenpress.am/arm/news/1031267.html

00:51: Azeri social media circulated fake news claiming Georgian border patrol stopped Armenian trucks loaded with Russian weapons. The Georgian Finance Ministry officially denied it, saying the trucks were allowed to proceed. The photo shows the real content of the trucks:

https://www.facebook.com/ArmEmbGeorgia/posts/1846208385521762, https://armenpress.am/arm/news/1031199.html , https://infocom.am/Article/38556 , https://t.me/infocomm/22858

3:00: Azerbaijan continues to shell Stepanakert, Hadrut, and Martuni. Armenian side denied the Azeri claims about targeting Ganja.

https://t.me/reartsakh/4721 , https://t.me/infocomm/22865

3:14: about Aliyev's attempts for propaganda photo-op. The Azerbaijani soldier who recorded a video bragging about invading an Armenian position and destroying an Armenian tank has been identified as killed along with his group.

Graphic: https://twitter.com/301_AD/status/1315046733345435648?s=20

7:48: WarGonzo reports that Azerbaijan violated the ceasefire all night by dropping the banned cluster bombs on the capital Stepanakert. One civilian building was completely destroyed.

Photos: https://factor.am/293980.html , https://t.me/wargonzo/3727

9:04 U.S. Representative TJ Cox: The United States must stand up against terrorism and act now. Azerbaijan's complete lack of respect for the ceasefire is one of the reasons why the United States should suspend military assistance to Azerbaijan, punish Azeri officials for the losses of hundreds of human lives, and review our diplomatic relations with Turkey. For two weeks now, they've been violating human rights and continuing the violence against Armenians.


10:37 Artsakh president Arayik's press conference: Azerbaijan is not respecting the ceasefire agreement reached in Moscow.

Azerbaijan has brought international terrorism to the region. The facts are overwhelming and have been verified by the international community.

Azeris use Smerch, Polonez, and suicide drones against Armenian civilians and civilian infrastructure in the capital Stepanakert and elsewhere. The church in Shushi has no military object, yet it was bombed several times. Azerbaijan's goal is ethnic cleansing.

Artsakh will not be part of Azerbaijan.

I've lived many proud moments by meeting courageous soldiers in front, but I'm also proud of everyone for providing aid to Artsakh refugee families, collecting financial aid, and your calls for the world to recognize the Artsakh Republic.

We're in constant communication with the govt of Armenia. They provide us all the necessary humanitarian aid. We keep them informed about the situation in front lines.

If the Azeri-terrorist coalition doesn't display signs of willingness to resolve the conflict peacefully in the next few days, I'll ask the Armenian government, and the rest of the world, to officially recognize the Artsakh Republic. We will see which countries respect human rights and which ones support terrorism.

I bow to the courageous soldiers in front lines. There are hundreds or thousands of examples of heroic actions; we will talk about them later. "Ձեր բոլորի ցավը տանեմ։"

About Hadrut. Since Aliyev had earlier claimed he had captured Hadrut, yet just hours before the ceasefire he realized his troops were far away from Hadrut, they chose their last attack to be on Hadrut. They formed an infiltration group, possibly also consisted of special forces of a foreign state. They infiltrated the city but we pushed them back. Today, Hadrut's mayor is in the city hall. I just spoke with him minutes earlier. You draw conclusions.

The government of Israel is also responsible for Azerbaijan's ethnic cleansings because they intentionally continue to supply them with suicide drones, even though the drones were meant for Azerbaijan's self-defense. Israeli govt preferred money over God's values.


https://armenpress.am/arm/news/1031209.html ,https://armenpress.am/arm/news/1031211.html , https://armenpress.am/arm/news/1031214.html , https://armenpress.am/arm/news/1031217.html

Video from Hadrut city hall featuring the mayor who was one of the 24 locals who repelled the group of 200 Azeri/Turkish special forces' infiltration attempt. He tells the story:


11:58 The Hill article: Azerbaijan's assault against Armenia threatens democracy everywhere



12:00: thousands of Armenians organized demonstrations in New York and San Francisco. The traffic was suspended on the Brooklyn bridge. People gathered near SF's Golden Gate Bridge.


Photos: https://news.am/arm/news/607349.html

12:32 army spokesman: six Turkish F-16 jets aid the drones in targeting the civilian population of Artsakh. The Turkish air force is being commanded from Turkey.


12:50 army: Azerbaijan has so far lost 4719 soldiers, 4 TOS, 510 tanks and vehicles, 17 aircraft, 16 helicopters, 165 drones, etc.

Armenia's confirmed death toll is at 429.

https://armenpress.am/arm/news/1031227.html , https://armenpress.am/arm/news/1031225.html

12:55: hundreds of Armenians held a demonstration in Buenos Aires in support of Artsakh.


14:10: WarGonzo uploaded a video form Hadrut. "It's under Armenian control. Snipers are monitoring. There is artillery fire. Those who engaged with infiltrators say they weren't dressed like Azeri forces."


14:23 army: If Azerbaijan continues to violate the humanitarian ceasefire and launches offensive operations, our response will be disproportionately harsh.


16:23: Russian and Turkish MFAs spoke on the phone about the importance of respecting the ceasefire.


14:06 army spokesman: After the victory, I will personally introduce you to those five anti-tank girls. And in general, our female heroines are a subject of another pride. It is a pity that we can not openly show their faces at the moment, especially the one who left her six-month-old child under the care of her mother and went to war.


14:50: Artsakh president visited hospitals and thanked doctors for their dedication.

Video: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=377445003281688

15:17: The Council of Churches of the Netherlands criticizes the destruction of religious heritage (context: Azeris bombed the Shushi church twice intentionally).


15:29: the parliament of Artsakh Republic has urged Russia and Iran to create a joint anti-terror coalition and "physically neutralize" the militant jihadists imported by Azerbaijan.


15:46: Noam Chomsky spoke about Turkey's use of jihadists in multiple regions, Azerbaijan's aggression, and criticized Israel's policy of selling weapons without caring about who dies from those weapons.


16:31: System of a Down singer Serj Tankian sent a message to Israel asking to stop the sale of suicide drones, reminding them that the drones are being used against civilians. (an Israeli-made drone monitored the Shushi church for 20 minutes before it was struck)


17:04: photos were shared by army spokesman showing Israeli weapon supply flights to Baku, some disguised under "humanitarian aid".

https://news.am/arm/news/607391.html , https://factor.am/294074.html , https://factor.am/294175.html

AmnNews: "Combat drones are being transported to Azerbaijan from Israel, Turkey under the guise of humanitarian aid: Armenia"


A group of Israeli scientists sent an open letter to the Israeli government urging them to stop arms supplies to Azerbaijan. They condemned the targeting of Armenian civilians.


18:36 ex-president Levon Ter-Petrosyan: It's shocking how the government of a nation [Israel] that was a victim of a terrible genocide, motivated by purely financial interests, could actively support the open genocide against another nation.

The statement of 15 Israeli intellectuals [against weapon supplies] gives us hope that the Israeli society will stand up and force its own government to apologize to the Armenian people and to renounce its shameful and inhumane position.

Full: https://factor.am/294208.html

19:32: army spokesman shared photos of the remnants of an Azeri drone made by Israeli RAFAEL company.



17:34 Red Cross: there is no sufficient ceasefire to begin the humanitarian operations of recovering bodies.


17:42 Russian MP and CIS Institute director Zatulin: these clashes are much heavier because Turkey is involved, and they make decisions for Azerbaijan; sometimes Turkey answers to calls before Azerbaijan does. Russia tries to preserve the balance of arms in the region but Turkey and Israel broke it by arming Azerbaijan, which is why the war began.


18:03: Armenian side denied Azeri claims about breaking the ceasefire.


18:32 army: Azeris launched an attack in the north-east. We repelled it. Azeris sustained large human losses and 2 armored vehicles.

Video of destruction: https://youtu.be/WNfPD-g-in4


18:32: ethnic Talysh historian Sabaz Merd (Zakharaddin Ibrahim) wrote on Facebook that the Azeri refugees from Fizuli and Aghdam regions, who are forced to flee due to the nearby military activities, were sent to two villages in the ethnic-Talysh region Lankaran: Rvo and Kuronba, but the local minorities protested the [perceived repopulation attempt] and sent them out of the villages.

"Aliyev's actions are the continuation of the ethnocide of Talysh people.

https://t.me/infoteka24/8652 , https://infoteka24.ru/2020/10/11/72191/

18:58 army: Azeris violated the ceasefire and launched an attack in the southern direction. We're suppressing their actions.


19:24: Armenians held a car caravan rally in Yerevan and called for the official recognition of the Artsakh Republic by the international community.

Video: https://t.me/infoteka24/8657


20:09: video showing the remnants of an Israeli-made Azeri drone.


20:25 army: the reinforcement of front lines with reservists continues. New troops join the battles after a training.

Photos: https://factor.am/294184.html

20:32 Artsakh Human Rights Ombudsman's briefing: 25 Artsakh civilians have died and 102 were wounded since the war.

5 of the deaths occurred post-ceasefire, 4 of whom were in Hadrut during the Azeri infiltration activities yesterday (including the mother and her disabled son).

There is evidence that Azeris mutilate deceased bodies, which is banned by international law.

Azerbaijan used illegal weapons and cluster bombs against Armenian civilians. The unexploded ones can cause damage years later.

5800 buildings, 960 infrastructure objects, and 520 cars are seriously damaged in Artsakh.



https://armenpress.am/arm/news/1031275.html , https://armenpress.am/arm/news/1031276.html , https://armenpress.am/arm/news/1031278.html , https://armenpress.am/arm/news/1031281.html , https://armenpress.am/arm/news/1031283.html , https://armenpress.am/arm/news/1031284.html

20:51: tomorrow MFA Mnatsakanyan will meet his Russian counterpart and Minks Group chairs in Moscow.


21:45: Pashinyan met German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the topic of the recognition of the Artsakh Republic, and the importance of preserving the ceasefire.


22:13 army: the battles in front lines weren't as fierce today, but there was no ceasefire.


22:43: Armenian communities in Vienna and Bratislava held demonstrations and called for the official recognition of the Artsakh Republic.


23:15: the EU urged both sides to respect the ceasefire.


23:20: Healthcare Ministery has informed the World Health Organization that Azerbaijan had earlier targeted an ambulance vehicle that was transporting a wounded man.


23:22: capital Stepanakert was bombed again.


the donations continue to arrive

Hrayr and Anna Hovnanyan donated $3m to Artsakh.


Pan-Armenian Council of Western U.S.A organized a fundraiser and collected $3.2m.


Kim Kardashian has donated $1m to the All-Armenia fund. Her family members also joined the awareness campaign.



ArmeniaFund held a 12-hour telethon in Los Angeles during which they received $30.5m in donations and pledges for donations (not yet donated).


Dutch-Armenians held a fundraiser and collected $0.8m in aid.


ArmeniaFund sent a humanitarian jet from LA, filled with 20 tons of medical supplies. Another 40 tons will arrive soon.


COVID stats

+3,366 tested. +715 infected. +4 deaths. +53 healed. 9,304 active. 325,894 tested. 0 microchips found. 5G still safe.

https://armenpress.am/arm/news/1031218.html grandmaster Levon Aronyan

... is currently leading the Norway Chess tournament after defeating US's Fabiano Caruana while playing with blacks. Aronyan has 11 points after 5th round.



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Link to original report and comments: https://www.reddit.com/r/armenia/comments/j9d40q/oct112020_wrapup_war_in_karabakh_artsakh_more/?

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