Smerch Attack: Azerbaijan unleashes deadly force against Karabakh

Azerbaijan has reportedly used a Smerch heavy multiple rocket launcher in shelling Armenian positions in Nagorno-Karabakh as fighting in the region entered a fourth day on Tuesday.

According to Nagorno-Karabakh’s Ministry of Defense, the Russian-made deadly system was used in the southern direction of the Line of Contact where fierce clashes have been going on since the latest outbreak of hostilities on April 2.

The Karabakh military reports no casualties after the application of Smerch, a weapon designed to defeat personnel, armored and soft-skinned targets in concentration areas.

The Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Ministry also says that Azerbaijan has continued to actively use unmanned aerial vehicles against civilian population and military positions. One of Azeri drones has reportedly been shot down by Karabakh forces.

Tensions, meanwhile, have also been observed at the Armenian-Azerbaijani border overnight. Armenia’s Defense Ministry says the situation has particularly been tense in the direction of the villages of Berdavan and Koti in Armenia’s Tavush province. One Armenian serviceman was reportedly wounded in skirmishes.