Coordinates: 39°52′51″N 46°56′50″E / 39.88083°N 46.94722°E / 39.88083; 46.94722Coordinates: 39°52′51″N 46°56′50″E / 39.88083°N 46.94722°E / 39.88083; 46.94722
Country  Azerbaijan (de jure)
Unrecognized country Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan Agdam Rayon
Martuni Province
Time zone AZT (UTC+4)
  Summer (DST) AZT (UTC+5)

Gülablı (Armenian: Գյուլափլը, also spelled Gyulably and Gyulaply) or Vazgenashen (Armenian: Վազգենաշեն) is a village in the province of Martuni in the de facto independent Nagorno-Karabakh Republic and a de jure part of the Agdam Rayon of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Its population as of 2005 stood at 226.[1]

Drone shootdown

On September 12, 2011, an UAV was reportedly shot down by the air defense arm of the Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Army (NKDA) over the airspace of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, near Vazgenashen, previously known as Gulably.[2] Preliminary investigations carried out by the NKDA have determined the model to be a Hermes 450 type.[3]

The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense initially denied losing any drones. But several days later the state news agency APA, citing a Turkish tabloid newspaper, came out with an elaborate explanation that the UAV was supposedly operated by Israel and making reconnaissance flights from Armenia to spy on Iran.[4]


  1. De Facto and De Jure Population by Administrative Territorial Distribution and Sex, Results of 2005 census of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.
  2. "Armenia: Military Downed Drone Plane Operated By Azerbaijani Armed Forces." Armenian Reporter. September 16, 2011. Retrieved September 27, 2011.
  3. Mortimer, Gary. "Armenian military shoot down Israeli made drone operated by Azerbaijani armed forces." sUAS News. September 15, 2011. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
  4. Kocera, Joshua. "Azerbaijani Media: That Drone Wasn't Ours -- It Was Israel's!." Eurasianet. September 20, 2011. Retrieved October 30, 2011.

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