Armenia, Azerbaijan clashes resume over separatist region

Yerevan: The fighting between Armenian & Azerbaijani enforces over the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh resumed Mon. in the morning, with both sides accusing every different of starting targets.

Armenian military authorities on Mon. recorded missile strikes hitting Stepanakert, the capital of Nagorno-Karabakh.

The area lies in Azerbaijan however was within the curb of ethnic Armenian enforces backed by Armenia from the end of a separatist war in 1994.

Firefights of varying intensity continue to rage” within the conflict zone, Armenian Defense Ministry spokeswoman Shushan Stepanian stated on Facebook(FB).

The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry, in turn, charged Armenian enforces of shelling the towns of Tartar, Barda, & Beylagan. Ganja, Azerbaijan’s second-largest city far outdoor of the conflict zone, is also under fire, authorities stated.

Armenia’s Foreign Ministry in an announcement dismissed allegations of the targets being initiated from Armenia’s territory as a disinformation campaign waged by Azerbaijan.

Vahram Poghosyan, spokesperson for Nagorno-Karabakh’s leader, on Mon. alerted in a Facebook(FB) post that the territory’s enforces would focus military facilities in Azerbaijani cities in reaction to strikes on Stepanakert & Shushi, a town in Nagorno-Karabakh.

The fighting erupted Sep 27 & has died dozens, marking the largest escalation within the decades-old conflict over the area. Both sides have charged every different of extending the hostilities beyond the conflict zone in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Nagorno-Karabakh authorities have stated nearly 200 servicemen on their own side have passed away within the quarrels till now. Eighteen civilians died & over 90 remaining injured. Azerbaijani officials haven’t given information regarding their own military casualties however stated 24 civilians have been died & 121 remaining have been injured.

Nagorno-Karabakh has been a designated autonomous area in Azerbaijan during this Soviet era. It said independence from Azerbaijan in 1991, regarding 3 mos before the Soviet Union’s collapse. A full-scale war that erupted in 1992 died an estimated 30,000 citizens.

By this time the war stopped in 1994, Armenian enforces not only conducted Nagorno-Karabakh itself however significant regions outdoor the territory’s official borders.

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has repeatedly stated that Armenia’s withdrawal from Nagorno-Karabakh is the sole condition to end the fighting.

Armenian authorities allege that Turkey is engaged within the conflict on the side of Azerbaijan & is sending fighters from Syria to the area. Armenian PM Nikol Pashinian stated that a cease-fire could be well-established only in case Turkey is eliminated from that South Caucasus.

Turkey’s govt has refused to send arms (or) foreign fighters, awhile publicly siding with Azerbaijan within the dispute.