CAPTURE OF SHUSHA: NAGORNO-KARABAKH WAR 1992
The Nagorno-Karabakh War was an ethnic and territorial conflict that took place in the late 1980's to May 1994, in the enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh in southwestern Azerbaijan, between the majority ethnic Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh backed by the Republic of Armenia, and the Republic of Azerbaijan. As the war progressed, Armenia and Azerbaijan, both former Soviet Republics, entangled themselves in a protracted, undeclared war in the mountainous heights of Karabakh as Azerbaijan attempted to curb the secessionist movement in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Azerbaijani commanders holding out in the region's last bastion of Shusha began a large-scale artillery bombardment with GRAD rocket launchers against Stepanakert, the NKR's highly populated capital.
Armenian Forces in Nagorno-Karabakh have planned an operation to capture the town of Shusha and several other Azerbaijan-held villages in the region.
The Primary Objectives are for Armenian Forces to capture Shusha and two nearby villages, Shushikend and Dasalti. Secondary objectives are Daskend, Dagdagan and Lisagor to open a corridor to Armenia. The artillery battery in Shusha is to be destroyed.
Three Task Forces of a Tank Section and a Mech Platoon each will be sent to assault and capture each of the objectives of Daskend, Shushikend, and Dasalti.
The three task forces will then combine to assault and capture the main objective of Shusha.
Secondary Objectives of Dagdagan and Lisagor are then to be captured.
Armenian Forces are comprised of:
3 x T-72 Tank Sections
2 x BMP-2 Mech Platoons
1 x BTR-70 Mech Platoon
2 x Mi-24V Hind Helicopters
1 Artillery Battery of 3 tubes
CSS of Repair, Medical, and Supply
Azerbaijan forces are comprised of T-72 tanks and infantry with anti-tank weapons. Artillery is expected.
Message will be generated when an objective is captured.