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Azerbaijan Uses Israeli-Made LORA Missiles To Pound Armenian Forces, Infrastructure

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Azerbaijan Uses Israeli-Made LORA Missiles To Pound Armenian Forces, Infrastructure

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A video shared from the war between Armenian and Azeri forces in the Nagorno-Karabakh region show Azerbaijani forces using an Israeli “LORA” missile to shell a bridge in Armenia.

A truck is seen in the video approaching a bridge on the Armenian side of the conflict zone when a missile suddenly strikes and levels the bridge.

LORA (LOng Range Attack) is a theater quasiballistic missile made by the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). It can be launched from a ship or by land. With an operational range of 400 km. (250 miles), it is accurate in hitting targets within ten meters, and striking within ten minutes after launch.

Azerbaijan is a known ally of Israel, supplying Tel’Aviv with about 40% of its oil needs.

The country is a longtime customer of an assortment of Israeli defense companies, buying drones, missiles and other advanced weapon systems.

In 2016, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev revealed that his country signed $5 billion worth of long-term contracts over the years to buy weapons and security equipment from Israel.

Most recently, Armenia recalled its ambassador from Israel, in protest of Tel’Aviv supplying weapons to Azerbaijan, which it subsequently uses in its offensive on Nagorno-Karabakh.

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) called for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire to enable the repatriation of the remains of fallen servicemen.

Both sides have categorically rejected a ceasefire, claiming that the war will not end until one of the sides is defeated and withdraws.


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