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Azerbaijan claims capture of key city in Nagorno-Karabakh, apologizes for downing Russian helicopter

(CNN)Azerbaijan claims it has captured the strategic city of Shusha in the disputed enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, which sits in Azerbaijani territory but is populated and controlled by ethnic Armenians. In the most significant moment of the conflict that erupted in September over the mountainous and heavily militarized area, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev declared Sunday that…

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Azerbaijan Pounds Key City Shusha in Disputed Enclave

Azerbaijan and Armenia made conflicting claims Sunday over the fate of a strategic city in the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, as families fled heavy fighting and hopes for a diplomatic settlement sank. In Azerbaijan, President Ilham Aliyev said Azeri forces had seized the city of Shusha, which sits less than 10 miles from the Nagorno-Karabakh capital of Stepanakert,…

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Azerbaijan says it seized Nagorno-Karabakh’s 2nd-largest city

But Armenian officials were quick to deny the claim that Shusha had been seized.Azeri President Ilham Aliyev said on Sunday his country’s forces had taken Shusha, the second-largest city in the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave. Armenian officials immediately denied the claim. If accurate, this would be a major strategic victory over the region’s ethnic-Armenian forces. “With great pride…

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Azerbaijan Makes Gains in Conflict With Armenia, Setting Back Peace Efforts

MOSCOW—Advances on the battlefield by Azerbaijan in its conflict with Armenia over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh shattered hopes this week for an end to the fighting and the forging of a diplomatic settlement. More than 90,000 civilians, or 60% of the Nagorno Karabakh population, have fled their communities due to attacks from Azeri…

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Azerbaijan Leader Says No to Unconditional Cease-Fire

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Armenia and Azerbaijan truce breaks down within hours, says report

The fighting and shelling has killed hundreds of people – both combatants and civilians – and marks the biggest escalation of a decades-old conflict over the region in more than a quarter-century TopicsArmenia | Azerbaijan Despite a second attempt at a cease-fire, Armenia and Azerbaijan traded accusations Sunday of violating the new truce in their destructive conflict…

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Armenia, Azerbaijan Cease-Fire Is Again Broken Within Hours

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Armenia and Azerbaijan agree to “humanitarian ceasefire” in Nagorno-Karabakh

An Armenia Defense Ministry spokesperson accused Azerbaijan late Saturday of “violating the humanitarian ceasefire” in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh by firing artillery shells and rockets. Details: The ceasefire began at midnight local time (4 p.m. ET), hours after the two countries accused each other of violating a week-old, Russian-brokered humanitarian truce, which was intended…

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Azerbaijan Says 12 Civilians Killed in Ganja City Shelling

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Azerbaijan: Armenian missile killed 13, wounded over 50

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Azerbaijan on Saturday accused Armenia of striking its second-largest city with a ballistic missile that killed at least 13 civilians and wounded 50 others in a new escalation of their conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh.The Armenian Defense Ministry denied launching the strike, but the separatist authorities in Nagorno-Karabakh put out a statement listing…