Azerbaijan destroys Armenian military vehicle near contact line

15:00 | 08.12.2015
Azerbaijan destroyed an Armenian military vehicle near the line of contact, the Defense Ministry in Baku said Tuesday.

The ministry provided a video apparently filmed from a drone showing a burning military vehicle. The date shown on the video was December 7.

The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said Monday an Armenian drone was shot down and dozens of enemy troops were killed in mortar attacks the previous day. 

The strikes were in retaliation for the killings of three Azerbaijani army servicemen in the past few days.

Tensions have escalated between Armenia and Azerbaijan as Baku accused Yerevan of seeking to benefit from the Russia-Turkey spat.

Armenia captured nearly one-fifth of Azerbaijan’s internationally-recognized territory, including Nagorno-Karabakh, in a war after the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991.

While major hostilities ended with a cease-fire in 1994, no peace agreement has been signed.

Armenia continues the occupation of the Azerbaijani territory in defiance of four UN Security Council resolutions calling for immediate and unconditional withdrawal. 

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