18 July, 2020 03:19 PODCAST! Clashes Escalate in Tavush Sounds of gunfire and mortar shells continue to be heard from the border towns and villages in Tavush Province in Armenia's northeast.

The clashes that began on July 12, have now escalated to tank and drone strikes. And, with Azerbaijan’s use of Israel-built combat drones, this is now the most extensive fighting since April War of 2016.

The latest moves are continuation of the efforts by both sides to improve their positions on the border between the two countries, particularly in the mountainous areas of Tavush in Armenia's northeast.
17 July, 2020 22:24 Border Escalation, Azerbaijan Suffers Nine More Casualties ✓Azerbaijan threatens to attack Armenian Nuclear Power Plant.
✓Situation remains calm on the state border in the region of Tavush.
✓Armenia adds nine more casualties to Azerbaijan’s casualty count.
17 July, 2020 21:39 Armenia-Azerbaijan Border Escalation, The Role of Turkey and Russia CivilNet’s Emilio Cricchio spoke to Vahram Ter-Matevosyan, a political science professor at the American University of Armenia. Ter-Matevosyan discusses the recent skirmishes between Armenia and Azerbaijan, as well as Turkey’s role, Turkey-Azerbaijan relations and the reaction of the CSTO and Russia to the current clashes.
17 July, 2020 08:15 Azerbaijan Threatens Armenia’s Metsamor Nuclear Power Plant as Tensions Escalate Vagif Dargahli, a spokesperson for Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Defense, threatened to attack Armenia’s Metsamor nuclear power plant on June 16 as fighting continued on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border. According to the Azerbaijani press, Dargahli said, “the Armenian side must not forget that the state-of-the-art missile systems of our army allow us to strike the Metsamor nuclear power plant with precision, which could lead to a great catastrophe for Armenia.” Metsamor, the only active nuclear power plant in the South Caucasus, plays a key role in Armenia’s energy sector, meeting about 40 percent of the country’s domestic energy needs.

16 July, 2020 22:09 Clashes Restart on Armenia-Azerbaijan Border ✓Clashes resumed today between Armenia and Azerbaijan on the state border in the northeastern region of Tavush.
✓CivilNet’s Tatul Hakobyan speaks on the difference between the state border in Tavush and the line of contact in Nagorno-Karabakh
✓CivilNet reports from the border villages to see what life is like for the villagers in this area of Armenia.
16 July, 2020 21:34 Aliyev’s Claims of Military Superiority Challenged by Recent Developments Emil Sanamyan, editor of the USC Institute of Armenian Studies Focus on Karabakh platform and specialist on the South Caucasus spoke with CivilNet’s Karen Harutyunyan about the recent escalation on the ArmeniaAzerbaijan border
Q How do you assess the latest escalation on the ArmenianAzerbaijani border Why in Tavush on the ArmeniaAzerbaijan border and why now
ES Azerbaijani officials – including the minister of defense have been hinting that their “patience was running out” for the past few months Initially with change of government in Armenia, Aliyev promoted the notion that the new government would be more “flexible” in the Karabakh talks, but of course this notion proved not to be grounded in reality
Just two weeks ago, Aliyev once again called talks with Armenia “meaningless”, and Azerbaijani forces began preparation for yet another “small victory”type operation Just a day before the Tavush fighting began, there were persisten
16 July, 2020 14:52 The Situation on the Armenia-Azerbaijan Border: What Did CivilNet See? CivilNet’s Emilio Cricchio spoke to Tatul Hakobyan on the situation regarding the 2020 skirmishes between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Hakobyan and CivilNet’s team traveled to the northeastern region of Tavush to gauge the situation in the villages by the border. Hakobyan spoke of the difference between the Tavush border and the Karabakh line of contact, as well as the military situation, difference with the 2016 April War and also the reactions of villagers living in this part of Armenia.
15 July, 2020 22:12 Tensions Ease on Armenia-Azerbaijan Border Without Certainty of Stabilization ✓Tensions ease on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

✓Iran has offered to help calm the situation.

✓515 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed.

✓The US House of Representatives is due to vote on supplying defence articles to Azerbaijan.
15 July, 2020 21:01 CivilNet Reports from the Armenian-Azerbaijani Border On July 12, deadly clashes started at the border, in the Tavush region, between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

In the border villages of Armenia, the sound of gunshots and mortar shelling became a daily occurrence for four days.

CivilNet’s Tatul Hakobyan, Apo Boghigian and Aren Grigorian travelled to Tavush to gauge the situation in the border villages.
14 July, 2020 22:22 Armenia Azerbaijan Clashes Continue, 11 Azerbaijani and 4 Armenian Casualties Confirmed ✓Eleven Azerbaijani including a Major General and Colonel as well as four Armenian casualties are confirmed as clashes continue.
✓Reactions and calls for calm come from the US, EU, UN and Russia.
✓A group of German medics have arrived in Armenia to assist with the coronavirus response.
✓An usual summertime hailstorm has taken place in the region of Shirak.

UPDATE: Since the creation of this video, two more Armenian casualties have been confirmed, the total now stands at four casualties on the Armenian side.
14 July, 2020 21:03 Armenian Forces Downed Azerbaijani “Elbit Hermes 900”drone Armenia’s Ministry of Defense has released a video of the downing of the Azerbaijani “Elbit Hermes 900” drone on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border. The Israeli drone is one of the most expensive and powerful unmanned aerial vehicles belonging to Azerbaijan.
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