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Armenia attacks Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline

Azerbaijan described the attack as a "terrorist act" and highlighted the pipeline's important role in Europe's energy security.
07.10.2020 - 10:51

Armenian forces reportedly launched a missile attack Tuesday on the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline amid a regional conflict with Azerbaijan.

ARMENIAN FORCES ATTACKED PIPELINE IN YEVLAH

Azerbaijani prosecutors said Armenian forces carried out the attack, that was prevented by the Azerbaijani army, on the pipeline in Yevlah at around 9 p.m. local time (0500GMT).

The BTC pipeline delivers Azeri light crude oil -- mainly from the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli field -- through Georgia to Turkey's Mediterranean port of Ceyhan for export via tankers.

Ongoing clashes began Sept. 27, when Armenian forces targeted civilian Azerbaijani settlements and military positions in the region, leading to casualties.

Multiple UN resolutions, as well as international organizations, demand the withdrawal of the invading forces.