Online video shows Azeri forces using Israeli-made LORA missile - report
A video shared on social media from the clashes between Armenian separatist and Azerbaijan in the Nagorno-Karabakh region shows Azeri forces using an Israeli-made missile to shell a bridge in Armenia, the Jerusalem Post cited Israel-based Channel 12 News as reporting on Saturday.
The footage shows a vehicle approaching the bridge connecting Armenia with the breakaway state of Nagorno-Karabakh when a missile strike levels the bridge, the Israeli newspaper said.
The Jerusalem Post said the quasi-ballistic missile, dubbed “LORA” (Long Range Attack), has an operational range of 400 kilometres and is accurate in hitting targets within 10 minutes after being launched either from a ship or by land. The LORA is produced by the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).
Azerbaijan was the first and only confirmed country to which Israel delivered LORA missiles in a 2018 arms deal, it said.
On Thursday, Armenia recalled its ambassador from Israel for consultations over the deal, describing the Israel’s government’s work style as “unacceptable”.