OREANDA-NEWS. The Air Forces of Azerbaijan are striking in the northern direction in the zone of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, press secretary of the Armenian Defense Ministry, Shushan Stepanyan, reported.

“The Azerbaijani Air Forces are bombing the positions of the Karabakh Defense Army in the northern direction. Turkish-made drones are being used,” Stepanyan wrote on Facebook. According to her, the enemy’s aviation is not included in the destruction zone of the Armenian air defense; long-range air-to-surface missiles are used. The representative of the Armenian Defense Ministry, Artsrun Hovhannisyan, informed on Facebook that the conversations of the pilots in Turkish language were recorded.

The Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan reported about the encirclement of the military group of Armenia in the Aghdara–Tartar direction of the front. Earlier, according to the agency, Armenia fired on the Azerbaijani city of Tartar. “An operation is underway to destroy the encircled Armenian forces with artillery fire and clean up the area in the Aghdara–Tartar direction of the front,” the Defense Ministry explained.