Nagorno-Karabakh: Yerevan, Baku accuse each other of striking civilian areas
#Armenia and #Azerbaijan accused each other on Monday of attacking civilian areas on a ninth day of fighting, the deadliest in the South #Caucasus region for more than 25 years. FRANCE 24's Gulliver Cragg tells us more.
#Armenia and #Azerbaijan accused each other on Monday of attacking civilian areas on a ninth day of fighting, the deadliest in the South #Caucasus region for more than 25 years. FRANCE 24's Catherine Norris Trent tells us more. Azerbaijan and Armenia have accused each other of violating the terms of a ceasefire in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, raising questions about how meaningful the truce, brokered by Russia on Friday, would turn out to be.
Within minutes of the truce taking effect from midday on Saturday (08:00 GMT), both sides accused each other of breaking it.
For the past two weeks, both countries have been fighting over the disputed region, the truce allows them to exchange prisoners and recover bodies.
Al Jazeera's Bernard Smith reports from Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh. Despite a Russia-brokered truce on Saturday, Azerbaijan and Armenia are accusing each other of attacking cities overnight.
»» #Armenia accused #Azerbaijan of firing missiles into the capital of the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh on Monday, while Azerbaijan said several of its towns and its second-largest city were attacked. The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry accused Armenian forces of shelling the towns of Tartar, Barda and Beylagan. Ganja, the country's second-largest city far outside the conflict zone, also was "under fire," officials said.