Armenia, Azerbaijan trade accusations of civilian strikes as conflict rages over Nagorno-Karabakh
The fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces over the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh resumed Monday morning, with both sides accusing each other of launching attacks.
Azerbaijan and Armenia accused each other of killing civilians by shelling cities in and around Nagorno-Karabakh on Wednesday. Azerbaijan said 21 people were killed during the attack. Fierce fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia has killed dozens of soldiers and at least 11 civilians.
The conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh region escalated sharply on Monday.
The two sides pounded each other with rockets and artillery in a new round of the decades-old dispute.
The international community is calling for an immediate ceasefire and a negotiated settlement.
Al Jazeera's Robin Forestier-Walker reports from Tbilisi, Georgia. Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other of swiftly and seriously violating the terms of a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh on Saturday, raising questions about how meaningful the truce, brokered by Russia, would turn out to be.