BREAKING: Azerbaijan shells Goris and other towns in Armenia

Armenia’s Ministry of Defense has confirmed that Armenia has suffered casualties as a result of Azerbaijani aggression in southern Armenia, although numbers are not currently available.

Shortly after midnight on Tuesday (late Monday evening), Azerbaijani forces began firing towards southern Armenian towns of Goris, Jermuk, Vardenis and Sotk, reports Armenian Defense Ministry spokesperson Aram Torosyan.

Later in the night, Torosyan confirmed that the Armenian side has suffered casualties.

Armine Simonyan, CivilNet’s correspondent in the southern town of Goris, said there were artillery shells landed in the vicinity of the town, causing a fire in the fields. As of 1:30am local time, Simonyan reported that the sounds of shelling can be heard in Goris.

According to Armenia’s government, Azerbaijani forces are using artillery, large-calibre rifles and drones towards Armenian military positions and towns.

The U.S. State Department updated its Armenia travel advisory on Monday, warning citizens not to travel to Karabakh and surrounding territories “due to recent hostilities.”

leave a reply