Azerbaijan destroys Armenia air defence system

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© AFP/File | Baku and Yerevan have feuded over the Nagorny Karabakh region since Armenian separatists seized the territory in a war that claimed some 30,000 lives in the early 1990s and ended in a frail 1994 truce

BAKU (AFP) – Azerbaijan has destroyed an Armenian air defence system in the breakaway Nagorny Karabakh region, officials in Baku said Tuesday, as separatist authorities vowed retaliation, raising tensions in the festering conflict.

Ex-Soviet Azerbaijan and Armenia are locked in a protracted conflict over the disputed region, and frequent exchanges of fire nearly spiralled into all-out war last year.

“Azerbaijani forces destroyed on Monday an Armenian Osa air defence system and its crew in the Fisuli-Khojavend sector of Karabakh’s frontline in order to avert the threat it posed to Azerbaijan’s aircraft,” an official from the press service of Azerbaijan’s defence ministry told AFP.

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9K33 Osa – Romb Self Propelled Air Defence System

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