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France 24 17 Oct 2020

Fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh continues as Armenia accuses Azerbaijan of violating truce

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Armenia on Sunday accused Azerbaijan of violating a fresh humanitarian truce aimed at halting weeks of fighting over the Nagorno-Karabakh region that has claimed hundreds of lives.


Fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh has continued for a second week as Armenia and Azerbaijan battle over the breakaway region.
So far, the two rivals are ignoring international appeals for a ceasefire and have accused each other of causing civilian and military casualties since the fighting on September 27.
About 300 people have been reported killed overall, but the real death toll is believed to be higher.
Al Jazeera's Bernard Smith reports from the region's main city, Stepanakert.
Fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh, an Azerbaijani region ruled by ethnic Armenians, intensified Sunday, a week after clashes broke out in a territorial dispute that threatens to draw in regional powers, with Armenia and Azerbaijan offering starkly different versions of events on the ground.
Attempts at establishing a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh have failed, with Azerbaijan's defence ministry accusing Armenian forces of shelling two regions inside of the country. FRANCE 24 correspondents, on the ground in the Armenian city of Goris, meet displaced families forced to flee the fighting.
#Armenia's President Armen #Sarkissian spoke to FRANCE 24 from the capital #Yerevan, as the #conflict between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces over the disputed region of Nagorno-#Karabakh continues to claim civilian lives. Sarkissian accused #Baku of having "started a war" and violating the two recent ceasefires. He also claimed that #Turkey "has a completely destructive role" in the conflict and "has added a new dimension to this which doesn't have anything to do with" the aspirations of the people of Nagorno-Karabakh.

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