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World More fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh the day after mediation

15:30  24 october  2020
15:30  24 october  2020 Source:   pressfrom.com

Armenia, Azerbaijan tensions rise amid claims of new attacks

  Armenia, Azerbaijan tensions rise amid claims of new attacks YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan escalated Wednesday, as both sides exchanged accusations and claims of new attacks over the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, where heavy fighting continues for a third week despite a cease-fire deal. In a statement compounding fears of a wider conflict, Armenian Defense Ministry claimed it reserves the right to target Azerbaijani military objects and troop movements. That followed an announcement by the Azerbaijani military that it destroyed an Armenian missile system “targeted ... to inflict casualties among the peaceful population and to destroy civilian infrastructure.

Further information: Nagorno - Karabakh conflict, Nagorno - Karabakh War, and List of United Nations Security Azerbaijani troops managed to make limited gains in the south in the first three days of the conflict. Most of the fighting subsequently shifted to the south, in terrain that is relatively flat and

Nagorno - Karabakh conflict. media captionTanks ablaze as fighting erupts over disputed region. One of the world's oldest conflicts, a territorial dispute between At least 23 people were reported to have been killed on Sunday as the two ex-Soviet republics battled over the Nagorno - Karabakh region.

ARMENIA-AZERBAIDJAN: More fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh after mediation

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BAKU / YREVAN (Reuters) - The fighting continued Saturday in Nagorno-Karabakh the day after mediation attempted by the United States, according to the Azerbaijani defense ministry.

The ministry reported fighting in and around the Azerbaijani enclave, where a conflict has pitted Baku against Armenian separatists for thirty years.

Local officials accused Azerbaijani forces of bombing buildings in Stepanakert, the largest city in the enclave, which Baku denied.

A new weapon complicates an old war in Nagorno-Karabakh

  A new weapon complicates an old war in Nagorno-Karabakh The use of drones has upset the military balance between Azerbaijan and Armenia in their longtime dispute over the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.“We don’t see them," said Katarina Abrahamyan, a 38-year-old supermarket cashier. "We hear them.

As fighting intensified, Armenia, Nagorno - Karabakh and Azerbaijan introduced martial law and called up their reservists. Dozens of military and civilian casualties have also been reported from both sides who accused each other of targeting non-combatants. Think your friends would be interested?

Nagorno - Karabakh conflict. media captionThe BBC's Jonah Fisher: "People here are understandably nervous". Armenia's foreign ministry has said it "stands ready to engage" with France, Russia and the US on halting six days of fighting with its neighbour Azerbaijan. Casualties have mounted in the


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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo received separately on Friday in Washington the heads of the Armenian and Azerbaijani diplomacy.

The United States, Russia and France co-chair the Minsk group, tasked by the OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) with mediation in this conflict.

Frozen for years, the war resumed on September 27 and two ceasefires concluded under the aegis of Moscow were ignored by the belligerents.

The fighting has already killed nearly 5,000 people since the resumption of clashes, according to Vladimir Poutine.

(Matthias Williams, French version Patrick Vignal)

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