BAKU: Armenian troops desert their units in Karabakh

Armenian servicemen desert their units in Karabakh

Ayna, Baku
6 Apr 04

By Casur Mammadov

Starting from this year, the number of deserters among Armenian
soldiers stationed in Nagornyy Karabakh and other occupied Azerbaijani
districts has reached yet unseen figures.

According to Armenian sources, over the last two months a total of 94
Armenian servicemen have deserted regiments stationed in Nagornyy
Karabakh. This brings the number of deserters from the “Karabakh army”
to a total of 5,000 people since 1994. The sources say that a
significant portion of the deserters – 1,400 people – have fled to

According to another report available to us, the stand-off between the
Nagornyy Karabakh and the Armenian troops stationed in the occupied
Azerbaijani territories has become extremely intense. The report says
that this confrontation is particularly fierce on the
Armenian-occupied part of Azerbaijan’s Fuzuli District. For instance,
a recent exchange of fire registered in this area between two brigades
claimed the lives of several Armenian servicemen. Karabakh Armenians
put the blame for the incident on the Armenian military command.

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From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS