The Azerbaijani Armed Forces’ Special Forces have begun training exercises close to the nation’s southern borders.
According to local media citing the Ministry of Defense, the drills are carried out in accordance with the combat training schedule for 2022 and are overseen by the commander of the special forces, Lieutenant General Hikmet Mirzeyev. “In accordance with the exercise plan, the military units were raised on the “Alert” signal, the special forces moved from their permanent deployment points to the operational areas, commanders’ reports were heard, and the tasks were specified. The units and subunits of the air force, rocket and artillery forces involved in the exercise were concentrated in their respective airfields and areas. The air force and the supporting rocket-artillery forces will work with special task force units to complete a variety of missions as the drills progress. The IRGC carried out a sizable military drill on the Azerbaijani border at the end of October that involved crossing the Arax River.