first published on December 18, 2015 by Will
An Armenian drone captures accurate mortar barrages on a cross-border military base as long-running tensions are at a near breaking point between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
The precise Armenian mortar strikes impact and detonate on various Azeri buildings and fortifications, starting fires, destroying equipment, and sending troops running for cover.
The two former Soviet states fought a sustained war over border disputes which resulted in tens of thousands killed and a fragile cease-fire signing in 1994. Although cease-fire infractions are common, the recent weeks have seen a well-above-average amount of violent engagements.