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TUESDAY October 11, 2022: 'THE TWO DAY WAR' by award winning Le Pictorium photographers Gilles Bader and Chris Huby: On September 13th, as families in eastern Armenia slept, Azerbaijan launched an unprovoked shelling on Armenian towns. The two former Soviet countries have been locked in off-and-on hostilities for decades over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh republic, as Azerbaijan's regime takes advantage of the global, especially Russian, distraction. Azerbaijan attempted to deny a rocket attack, but NASA's fire management satellites detected massive thermal anomalies. In just two days, Azerbaijan's forces killed over 200 Armenians. Welcome to 'THE TWO DAY WAR'
© zReportage.com Story of the Week #858: TUESDAY October 11, 2022: 'THE TWO DAY WAR' by award winning Le Pictorium photographers Gilles Bader and Chris Huby: On September 13th, as families in eastern Armenia slept, Azerbaijan launched an unprovoked shelling on Armenian towns. The two former Soviet countries have been locked in off-and-on hostilities for decades over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh republic, as Azerbaijan's regime takes advantage of the global, especially Russian, distraction. Azerbaijan attempted to deny a rocket attack, but NASA's fire management satellites detected massive thermal anomalies. In just two days, Azerbaijan's forces killed over 200 Armenians. Welcome to 'THE TWO DAY WAR'
A black and white portrait on a broken headstone rests on a wall at the cemetery of Djermuk which was targeted by an Azeri shell during the recent 'two days war' when Azerbaijan launched an unprovoked shelling on Armenian towns. The two former Soviet countries have been locked in off-and-on hostilities for decades over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh republic.
© Chris Huby/Le Pictorium via ZUMA Press
The remains of an unexploded Azeri missile sticks out of the ground on the roadside and near a church after the 'two day war.'
© Chris Huby/Le Pictorium via ZUMA Press
A cross stands on a hillside overlooking the town of Goris. The area was targeted during the recent 'two day war.' The Ministry of Defense of Armenia reported 'intensive shelling' of Armenian positions in Sotk, Vardenis, Goris, as well as civilian infrastructure.
© Chris Huby/Le Pictorium via ZUMA Press
An Orthodox monk prays with residents during Sunday prayers at the Tatev Armenian monastery located in the Goris region which was subject to rocket attacks in the recent 'two day war.'
© Chris Huby/Le Pictorium via ZUMA Press
An Armenian soldier shows the damage to a spa hotel through a broken window. Azeri shells fell right next to the building, causing the hotel 'clients to run in panic' he explained.
© Chris Huby/Le Pictorium via ZUMA Press
Artur's sister grieves for her dead brother during a day of mourning. Artur, a 34 year old shepherd, was killed in the Azeri bombardments of September 13th, his family and neighbors came to pay their last respects.
© Chris Huby/Le Pictorium Agency via ZUMA Press
A day of mourning as Artur's father grieves over the body of his son. Artur, a 34 year old shepherd, was killed during the Azeri bombardments of September 13th. His father, family and neighbors came to pay their last respects.
© Chris Huby/Le Pictorium Agency via ZUMA Press
A day of mourning for Artur, a 34 year old shepherd, who was killed in the Azeri bombardments of September 13. His family and all the neighbors came to pay their last respects.
© Chris Huby/Le Pictorium via ZUMA Press
GURGEN sits outside a small cave in which he had taken shelter during the bombings at Verasten near Goris. Azerbaijan launched an unprovoked shelling for two days on Armenian towns with drones and heavy artillery.
© Chris Huby/Le Pictorium Agency via ZUMA Press
The mayor of Shurnukh proudly displays his automatic weapon. The Village of Shurnukh (municipality of Goris) has to be literally cut in two since the partition announcement. The upper part of the town belongs to the Armenians, the lower to the Azeris. The road separates the two camps.
© Chris Huby/Le Pictorium via ZUMA Press
The day of commemoration of the Azeri attacks on the Pantheon of Yeraplour, marks two years since those hostilities started. The military cemetery fills up in the morning as families of the soldiers killed come to pay their respects.
© Chris Huby/Le Pictorium via ZUMA Press
A Refugee mother from Nagorno-Karabakh with her young child. The First Nagorno-Karabakh war displaced 750,000 Azerbaijanis, with 600,000 of them being from Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts and the 150,000 of them being from Armenia.
© Chris Huby/Le Pictorium via ZUMA Press
A soviet era car drives along the empty bypass road from Goris to Vorotan village. This dirt road was laid out by the authorities so that Armenian vehicles could travel while avoiding the Azerbaijani owned sections of the road.
© Chris Huby/Le Pictorium via ZUMA Press
In the early morning hours, an Armenian woman peers through curtains while riding a bus which will take her to work in the fields.
© Chris Huby/Le Pictorium via ZUMA Press
Sheep graze on grass in-front of the High school which was closed after Azerbaijan launched an unprovoked shelling on Armenian towns with drones and heavy artillery.
© Chris Huby/Le Pictorium via ZUMA Press
Two young boys carry jugs of clean water at a small border village in Vardenis, just a few hundred meters from the border with Azerbaijan, the area is under permanent risk of an attack.
© Gilles Bader/Le Pictorium Agency via ZUMA Press
A local resident shows her grief at an Armenian border village in the region of Vardenis, where locals hear Azeri drones at night. These villages are a few hundred meters from the border with Azerbaijan and under permanent risk of an attack.
© Gilles Bader/Le Pictorium via ZUMA Press
Standing beside a smashed window, GRETA BOGHOSSIAN, the mother of Valeri, whose house was bombed by the Azeris in the recent' two day war.' Azerbaijan launched an unprovoked shelling on Armenian towns with drones and heavy artillery.
© Chris Huby/Le Pictorium via ZUMA Press
Standing inside his destroyed home, VALERI BOGHOSSIAN counts himself very lucky, the Azeris bombed his house, but his family escaped with their lives.
© Chris Huby/Le Pictorium via ZUMA Press
A young man stands in all that is left of his house which was totally destroyed by the Azeris in the recent two day war. Azerbaijan launched an unprovoked shelling on Armenian towns with drones and heavy artillery.
© Chris Huby/Le Pictorium via ZUMA Press
Armenian flags fly at Yerblur cemetery on a hilltop on the outskirts of Yerevan. Since 1988, Yerablur has become the burial place of Armenian soldiers who lost their lives during the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
© Gilles Bader/Le Pictorium via ZUMA Press
Chris Huby

Chris Huby is a photojournalist with French agency Le Pictorium. Chris covers conflict and social unrest around the world, helping to tell the stories of the people on the ground who are directly affected by war. Chris's images are published world wide and he has had numerous exhibitions with his award winning work. Chris is available for assignment via ZUMA Press.:858



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