The Defense Army of Nagorno Karabakh has reported 26 more deaths in fighting against Azerbaijan. Since September 27, when Azerbaijan started the war against Karabakh, 900 Armenian soldiers have been killed. A humanitarian ceasefire was supposed to come into effect on October 18 but Azerbaijan launched a new offensive that morning. Azerbaijan, with help from Turkey and Syrian and Libyan mercenaries deployed by Ankara, started a war against Karabakh (Artsakh) in the morning of September 27. The Armenian side has reported deaths and injuries both among the civilian population and the military. Foreign and local journalists too have been injured in Azeri shelling of towns and villages.