October 8, 2020 - 10:54 AMT
Lebanese-Armenian opera singer Kevork Hadjian killed in Karabakh

Lebanese-Armenian opera singer Kevork Hadjian was killed in fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh on Tuesday, October 6, Yerkir.am reports.

Hadjian was a volunteer from the Armenian Revolutionary Federation and a member of the regiment that, longside a Defense Army spec-ops team overran Azerbaijani positions on the height of Varangatagh (Lulasaz).

The singer had repatriated to Armenia after the independence.

Azerbaijan, with help from Turkey, launched a large-scale offensive against Karabakh (Artsakh) in the morning of September 27, shelling Armenian positions and civilian settlements with large caliber weapons and rocket systems. Armenia and Karabakh have introduced martial law and total mobilization. The Armenian side has reported deaths and injuries both among the civilian population and the military. International and local journalists too have been injured in Azeri shelling of towns and villages.