2020 Armenian–Azerbaijani skirmishes

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2020 Armenian–Azerbaijani skirmishes[a] began on 12 July 2020 between the Armenian Armed Forces and Azerbaijani Armed Forces. The first clashes happened near Movses in Tavush Province of Armenia,[1] and Ağdam in Tovuz District of Azerbaijan at the Armenian–Azerbaijani state border.[2]

The skirmishes began again on 13 July and continued until 16 July, resulting in at least 15 military and one civilian casualties. Among 11 confirmed Azerbaijani military casualties were one major general, one colonel and two majors.[3] The Government of Armenia also reported death of one major, one captain and two sergeants in the skirmish.[4]

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  1. Also called Tavush clashes (Armenian: Տավուշի բախումները Template:IPA-hy), Tovuz clashes (Azerbaijani: Tovuz döyüşləri), or July clashes (Armenian: Հուլիսյան բախումներ Template:IPA-hy, Azerbaijani: İyul döyüşləri)

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  1. "Մովսես գյուղում ադրբեջանական կողմից կրակոցներն արձակվում են գյուղին շատ մոտ հեռավորությամբ․ ՄԻՊ". CivilNet (in Armenian). Civilitas Foundation. 12 July 2020. Archived from the original on 12 July 2020. Retrieved 12 July 2020.
  2. "Ermənistan silahlı qüvvələrinin bölmələri Tovuz istiqamətində təxribat törədib". mod.gov.az (in Azerbaijani). Azerbaijan Ministry of Defence. 12 July 2020. Archived from the original on 12 July 2020. Retrieved 12 July 2020.
  3. "Fierce fighting in the direction of Tovuz region is continuing". mod.gov.az. Ministry of Defence of Azerbaijan. 14 July 2020. Archived from the original on 14 July 2020. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  4. Azerbaijan general among troops killed in Armenia border clash Archived 14 July 2020 at the Wayback Machine, 14 July 2020, BBC News