Alleged Israeli drone seen over disputed Nagorno-Karabakh area

The disputed Nagorno-Karabakh area. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( An alleged Israeli-made “suicide drone” was reportedly deployed to the renewed Azerbaijan-Armenia battleground in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh area.

A YouTube video has surfaced showing the drone, which “based on its distinct wing shape and nose, looks like an Israeli Aerospace Industries Harop loitering munition,” the Washington Post reported.

Nagorno-Karabakh is an ethnic Armenian region located inside Azerbaijan. The two nations have been feuding over the area for several decades, with the most recent armed conflict erupting last weekend.

Various foreign media have reported in the past that the Harop system has been sold to nations such as India.

Azerbaijan and Israel are known to significantly collaborate on security. In 2014, Mammad Talibov, counselor of political and legal affairs at Azerbaijan's embassy in Washington, DC, told that his country and Israel “have robust economic relations, especially in the area of technology, [and] defense ties.”

Posted on April 7, 2016 .