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In this photo provided by the Azerbaijan's Presidential Press Office provided on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev addresses the nation in Baku, Azerbaijan. Fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan broke out Sunday around the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh and the Armenian Defense Ministry said two Azerbaijani helicopters were shot down. Ministry spokeswoman Shushan Stepanyan also said Armenian forces hit three Azerbaijani tanks. (Azerbaijani Presidential Press Office via AP)

Azerbaijan’s president has signed a decree ordering a partial military mobilization. The decree has been published on the president’s website.

“Pursuant to Paragraph 25 of Article 109 of the Constitution, I hereby order a partial military mobilization in Azerbaijan,” the document reads.

The president particularly ordered the State Service for Mobilization and Draft “to mobilize military reservists and take measures to achieve goals in terms of military transportation.”

On September 27, Baku said that Armenia had shelled the Azerbaijani army’s positions and Yerevan, in turn, claimed that Azerbaijan’s Armed Forces had launched an offensive towards Nagorno-Karabakh, shelling regional settlements, including the capital, Stepanakert. Both parties reported casualties, including civilian casualties. The Armenian authorities declared martial law and announced a mobilization. Azerbaijan also declared martial law.

Source: TASS, September 28th, 2020