• Claire-Marie Beyet

Armenia and Azerbaijan

One of the world's oldest conflicts, a territorial dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan, has re-erupted with the heaviest clashes in years.

At least 23 people were reported to have been killed on Sunday as the two ex-Soviet republics battled over the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-54314341


Nagorno-Karabakh is an ethnic Arminian enclave with Azerbaijan and it lies approximately 50 kilometres from the Armenian border. The region has been out of control of Azerbaijan since the end of the war in 1994, however, both the sides have a heavy military presence along a demilitarized zone separating the region from the rest of the country. Additionally, local soldiers backed by Armenia also occupy some Azerbaijani territory outside the region. 

https://www.republicworld.com/world-news/rest-of-the-world-news/azerbaijan-has-declared-war-on-armenia-president-nikol-pashinyan.html



For more information:

*Live map: https://caucasus.liveuamap.com

*Armenia-Azerbaijan clashes: How the world reacted: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/9/27/armenia-azerbaijan-clashes-world-reactions

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