- Here is the Clash of Civilizations context: Christian Armenia vs Muslim Azerbaijan. It is, of course, a proxy war by the West against Russia.
- Armenia-Azerbaijan Karabakh Conflict Escalates, Casualties Reported
by http://sputniknews.com/ , 2 April 2016
Armenia and Azerbaijan reported that the Karabakh conflict is turning violent and accused each other of conducting offensive warfare.
“The Armed Forces of Armenia violated the truce along the line of contact 127 times over the past 24 hours,” Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said in a statement Saturday.
It added that Armenian military used mortars and heavy machine-guns. The Armenian Defense Ministry issued a statement reporting about “active offensive combat waged by the opposing side on the night of April 1” with the use of “battle tanks, artillery and aviation”.
“Active combat is currently underway. The Armenian Army has launched a counterattack… There are victims on both sides but the opposing side has sustained huge losses in manpower and equipment, a [Azerbaijani] helicopter has been shot down,” the Armenian Defense Ministry’s spokesperson Artsrun Hovhannisyan said on Facebook.