Armenia-Azerbaijan fighting expands
Strikes have hit Stepanakert, Ganja and other targets, marking a dangerous escalation in the week-old war.
THE conflict zone in the fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan continued to expand, as Azerbaijani forces have hit the de facto capital of Nagorno-Karabakh, Stepanakert, and Armenian forces responded by hitting Azerbaijan’s second-largest city, Ganja.
With this escalation into areas far from the front lines between the two sides, following a seeming lull in the fighting over the previous days, the war has entered a new and more dangerous phase.
Azerbaijani strikes on Stepanakert began on October 2. Targets reportedly included electricity infrastructure, which resulted in the city losing power on October 3. According to journalists reporting from the city, the strikes have continued since then.
Armenian officials have thus far reported one civilian killed in Stepanakert.