Report: Israel ‘suicide’ drone being used in Azerbaijan battlefield
The aircraft’s distinct wing shape and nose have lead observers to speculate that it is indeed the Israeli made IAI weapon.
An Israeli made “suicide drone” has allegedly been spotted over the battlefield where Azerbaijan and Armenia have clashed in recent days, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.
Video uploaded to YouTube reportedly shows what appears to be the IAI Harop unmanned aerial vehicle flying over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh area. Nagorno-Karabakh is an ethnic Armenian enclave inside Azerbaijan that was overtaken by Armenia during a six-year war that ended in 1994.
While neither Israeli nor Azerbaijani officials will talk about it, the countries are believed to have a robust security relationship. According to foreign media reports, Israel has sold the drone to India and Azerbaijan.
The Washington Post report said the “kamikaze” unmanned aircraft destroys targets by ramming into them. The aircraft’s distinct wing shape and nose have lead observers to speculate that it is indeed the Israeli made IAI weapon.
The report also said that it targeted a bus full of “Armenian volunteers,” killing seven since fighting broke out over the past several days.
Clashes erupted between troops from
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