2020 has been tough year all over the globe due to COVID 19, worst pandemic faced in 20h century. All the countries closed their International flights. There were many setbacks that world economy has to face. Now past half the year 2020, there is a boom in news about the on-going war between two countries; Azerbaijan and Armenia.
The nature of this war is territorial. Human kind history is fill with the disputes over land. This is one of that nature. Let us dig in more into the actual causes and reasons for the on-going war between two countries.
The dispute started off when Azerbaijan put blame on the Armenia that they have thrashed and strike the frontline army of Azerbaijan. The frontline troops were inflicted harm by Armenia. And the Azerbaijani villages in Tovuz district were shelled by the Armenian forces. That is yet to be found whether these accusations are true or not. Tovuz district is bordered with cannons and firing guns such as mortars and howitzers to bomb fires and blasts.
In response to the accusations, Armenia also accused the fellow country; Azerbaijan, of attempting to cross the borders illegally. The accusation of breakthrough on the border has been put on the Azerbaijan.
The whole dispute started off as a territory and ethnic based over the land of Nagorno-Karabakh. There are seven districts that surround the area of Nagorno-Karabakh. They are also the part of this conflict. This region of Nagorno-Karabakh and its surrounding districts is Internationally recognized and controlled by Azerbaijan. The area is known as the de jure part of the Azerbaijan.
Nagorno-Karabakh is officially the part of the Azerbaijan but the population there has the majority of Armenian people. In 1980s, the Armenian population tried to make Nagorno-Karabakh a part of Armenia which has inflicted war and several other issues. The war that was started in 1980s ended with a cease fire. Cease Fire is also known as “Truce of God”. Truce of God is used to ease the rising war situation between any wo counties. So this tactic from Middle Ages was used to stop the on-going war.
As a result of using Truce of God, he Soviet Union who voted in favor of Armenia had stopped and the efforts of union with Armenia went in vain. After that, the Nagorno-Karabakh remained the part of Azerbaijan.
Although on the frontline, it was a part of Azerbaijan, but the region was controlled by the separatist ethnic Armenians de facto controlled by the self-declared Republic of Artsakh backed by the Armenia.
They tried to negotiate on common grounds, have involved the International powers, but no effort was successful. There was never a peace treaty signed.
Armenia is the Non-Muslim country where the majority of population is Christian. Russia is supporting Armenia and has allies with Armenia.
Azerbaijan is a Muslim country that is rich in its oils. Turkey, being a Muslim country has close ties with Azerbaijan and both countries support each other in their causes and benefits.
According to the fox business news, now, the war has entered into the fourth day of their ongoing dispute since the decade old 1994 ceasefire dispute. World Report says that civilians are being killed as a result of attacks on both sides. Turkey is supporting Azerbaijan to re-conquer Nagorno-Karabakh. Many of the people have reported that many are killed and hundreds of the civilians are wounded in fighting since Sunday,27th September.
US news and World Report states that Iran has also claimed that a rocket has also landed on their soil in Iranian land. They have claimed that the rocket has landed due to this ongoing Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
The missile rocket that was fired has reportedly landed on the residential area in Iran. It landed in a village area Mohammad Salehlou located in KhodaAfarin county, near the Armenian border. There were not any of the reported dead casualties or wounded persons. If we count, then it is the fourth rocket that has landed in the village of KhodaAfarin.
The three rockets that were landed were in the non-residential areas. So, they also had not any of the casualties or damage reports.
Russia has made a statement in which they have claimed that illegal groups are being sent to the Nagorno-Karabakh region. These illegal groups are being directed from Syria and Libya.