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Azerbaijan Says 16 Killed in Nagorno-Karabakh Fighting

Azerbaijan Says 16 Killed in Nagorno-Karabakh Fighting

Tuesday, 05 April 2016 06:24 AM EDT

TERTER, Azerbaijan (AP) — Azerbaijan says 16 troops have been killed and more injured in the past two days of fighting against separatists in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

Fighting in what was a dormant conflict for over two decades erupted over the weekend with each side blaming the other for the escalation and using heavy weaponry.

Nagorno-Karabakh, a part of Azerbaijan, has been controlled by local ethnic Armenian forces since a war there ended in 1994 with no clear resolution to the region's future.

Azerbaijan's defense ministry said on Tuesday the Karabakh militia continued to shell its positions Monday night.

In a much-anticipated mediation attempt, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will be traveling to Azerbaijan's capital on Thursday while Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will be in Armenia's Yerevan on the same day.

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Azerbaijan says 16 troops have been killed and more injured in the past two days of fighting against separatists in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh.Fighting in what was a dormant conflict for over two decades erupted over the weekend with each side blaming the other...
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