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Armenia accuses Israel of arming Azerbaijan

Armenia has recalled its ambassador, claiming that Israel supplies its rival Azerbaijan with weapons.
TOPSHOT - A view shows aftermath of recent shelling during the ongoing fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region, in the disputed region's main city of Stepanakert on October 4, 2020. (Photo by Karo Sahakyan / Armenian Government / AFP) (Photo by KARO SAHAKYAN/Armenian Government/AFP via Getty Images)

Clashes between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces have been raging now for over a week, and Turkey, Russia and France have all gotten directly involved in the conflict. Now it seems that Israel is also being dragged into the regional dispute.

On Sept. 30, assistant to Azerbaijan President Hikmet Hajiyev told the Israeli news outlet Walla that the his country’s military has been using Israeli-made attack drones in the recent fighting. Hailing their effectiveness, he said, “Hats off to the engineers who designed it,” adding that his people “very much appreciate the cooperation with Israel, especially the defense cooperation.”

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