Azerbaijan’s military says it has shot down an Mi-24 combat helicopter near the breakaway territory of Nagorno-Karabakh and reports said three people were killed, in what Armenia’s Defense Ministry called an “unprecedented provocation.”
A November 12 statement from the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said earlier that day, “Two military helicopters, performing combat maneuvers over the Azerbaijani positions, attempted to open fire at the positions of the Azerbaijani armed forces after coming into combat course at 1,700 meters northeast from Kangarli village of Aghdam region.”
It said Azerbaijani troops returned fire and brought down the helicopter.
The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry added, “According to preliminary information, the three servicemen of Armenian military forces on board were killed.”
It was reportedly the first time a military aircraft has been shot down in the Nagorno-Karabakh region in at least 20 years… see more