Karabakh authorities confirmed 25 deaths in the “anti-terrorist operation” launched Tuesday by Azerbaijan against Nagorno-Karabakh, an enclave populated by Armenians but belonging to the Caucasian country. Azerbaijan would start artillery and drone bombing about this Armenian enclave on territory officially recognized as Azerbaijani.

The attack began around 13:00 on Tuesday (11:00 on the Spanish mainland) in response to Armenian “provocations” and with the aim of “disarmament and ensuring the withdrawal of Armenian armed forces” from Nagorno-Karabakh.

Among the dead in what he called “large scale aggression” There are two civilians, said the ombudsman of the self-proclaimed republic of Nagorno-Karabakh, Gugam Stepanyan, on his account on the social network X (formerly Twitter).

Stepanyan assures that the information comes directly from the morgue of Stepanakert (Jankendi), the capital of Karabakh, the facility heavy bombing throughout the day on Tuesday.

To this must be added 138 wounded, of which 29 were civilians, distributed between the regional hospitals of Stepanakert and Martakert.

Azerbaijan has so far reported the death of only one civilian, an engineer by profession.

Karabakh authorities have accused the Azerbaijani army of using missiles, artillery, combat aircraft and drones against their territory, which declared independence in 1991 but is not recognized by the international community.

On Tuesday, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense announced anti-terrorist operation in this enclave, home to almost 120 thousand people, and announced the creation of humanitarian corridors for the evacuation of the civilian population.

The Armenian government accused Baku of launching an “aggression” that is “aimed at completing the policy of ethnic cleansing” of Nagorno-Karabakh.

French President Emmanuel Macron assured Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in a telephone conversation that he had convened an urgent meeting of the Security Council.

Except, Armenia called Russian peacekeepers deployed in Nagorno-Karabakh to “take clear and unambiguous measures” to stop “Azerbaijan’s aggression” against this territory.

Baku’s attack on the Armenian enclave came after a ten-month blockade imposed by Azerbaijani authorities on Karabakh after the closure of the Lachin corridor, the only route connecting the region with Armenia.