On November 6, Azerbaijani news channels on Telegram claimed that the city of Shushi in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh had been captured from Armenian forces.
The channels shared a photo claiming to show Azerbaijan troops raising their flag over the minaret of Shushi’s Ashaghi Govhar Agha Mosque.
Nevertheless, Armenian sources denied these claims. The WarGonzo Telegram channel shared a new photo of Ashaghi Govhar Agha Mosque and revealed that the photo released by Azerbaijani channels actually shows the New Mosque in the northern Azerbaijani city of Qabala.
Azerbaijani forces are now stationed less than 6 km to the south of Shushi city center. The city will likely be attacked in the upcoming few days, if not hours.
Shushi is the gateway to the city of Stepanakert, the capital of Nagorno-Karabakh. Due to this, Armenian forces will likely make immense effort to defend the city.
So far, Armenian and Azerbaijani forces have been battling over farmlands, valleys and small settlements. Shushi may turn into a heated battlefield, if Armenian forces fail to keep Azerbaijani troops away from the city.
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