US News Nagorno-Karabakh: the population continues to leave the region to seek shelter in Armenia

00:40  29 october  2020
00:40  29 october  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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Azerbaijan accused Armenia of having killed 21 people and wounded dozens of others in missile fire targeting Barda, a region near Nagorno-Karabakh. Stepanakert Hospital and the town of Shushi were bombed on Wednesday. In the face of intensifying fighting, residents continue to leave the region to seek shelter in Armenian territory. Report about twenty kilometers south of Latchin (in Tegh) in the first Armenian village after Nagorno-Karabakh.

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About ten cars parked on the side of the road at a military checkpoint. Suren, 58, comes from the Martouni region in Nagorno-Karabakh. His village is now within range of the Azerbaijani army.

Suren has decided to take his wife to safety in Armenia. “It's very tense, really very tense. They're sending us Smertch rockets. They have drones, cluster bombs, they have everything and we have nothing. They destroyed missile defense systems and now they are trying to eliminate us. They want to surround us, but we will fight to the end. »

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Like all Nagorno-Karabakh men under the age of 60, Suren does not have the right to leave the region . He didn't mean to do that anyway. As is Kamo, 54, who comes from the same village. He comes to drop off his wife and mother who are going to stay with relatives in Armenia.

“They use very sophisticated weapons against civilians. It is a real genocide of the people of Nagorno-Karabakh. Our village has so far been spared, but neighboring towns are half destroyed. We are worried because the enemy is approaching the neighboring village of ours.

Kamo and Suren set off again for Nagorno-Karabakh. That night, armed with automatic rifles, they will stand guard near their village.

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Azerbaijani army about to take key city from Armenians .
© AFP / Karen MINASYAN An Armenian in the devastated town of Shusha, Nagorno-Karabakh. The city is under threat from Azerbaijani troops. If Shusha falls, much of the Armenian separatist region could fall over. The Azerbaijani army has gained the upper hand over the Armenian separatist fighters. It threatens a key city and especially to cut the only road connecting their "capital" Stepanakert to Armenia. Propaganda has its limits.

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