BAKU – In recent days, and in the wake of multiple resounding defeats at the hands of Artsakh defenders, Azerbaijan has resorted to firing 300mm rockets, armed with banned cluster submunitions, against residential areas of multiple Armenian cities and towns, primarily the capital of the Republic of Artsakh, Stepanakert.
In order to justify its campaign of terror, Azeri authorities conducted a series of rather amateurish false flags, with images and videos allegedly showing Armenian missiles striking civilian areas inside Azerbaijan. However, at a glance, what might look like valid footage, failed to convince anyone in any way familiar with how rockets work.
Can you analyze these images?
Thank you https://t.co/SRp45OAdhh
— Davit 🇦🇲🇬🇷🇨🇾🇷🇸🇮🇳 (@Davit_hy) October 4, 2020
Photos were staged in an attempt to show the alleged Armenian attacks on Azeri cities
Yes, I can:
Fake impact. Staged for the photo ops:
– no debris around impact;
– asphalt drilled, not broken during the "high velocity" impact;
– piece of wood to support the missile;
rocket motor without combustion marks;
– brand new looking sign above the door.
— Mike Mihajlovic (@MihajlovicMike) October 4, 2020
Short, but very precise explanation on the attempted Azeri dis-info campaign
— Royal Pashayev (@uazya) October 5, 2020
Video clearly showing another false flag attempt
However, the following videos of Armenian cities and towns in Artsakh being hit by banned cluster submunitions are very real.
— A#### 🇧🇦 (@aldin_ww) October 4, 2020
The impact of cluster submunitions in a residential area of Stepanakert
Cluster submunitions pose a grave danger even unexploded and could kill or seriously injure civilians
Using cluster (sub)munitions in residential areas is an obvious proof of Azeri intention to cause harm to civilians. These terrible weapons are designed for use against large groups of infantry, in order to cause as much damage as possible to footsoldiers and/or mechanized units. Their use against civilians cannot be justified in any way imaginable.