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At least 49 killed in border conflicts between Armenia and Azerbaijan

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Kabul: Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan reported the occurrence of large-scale clashes along the borders of the two countries and the death of a number of soldiers from both sides.

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said on Tuesday, September 13 that at least 49 Armenian soldiers have been killed in border clashes with Azerbaijan. According to Mr. Pashinyan, this number of dead is not certain.

The Ministry of Defense of Armenia announced in a statement that the Republic of Azerbaijan attacked the positions of the Armenian military in Goris, Sotek and Jermuk routes with artillery, drones and large caliber weapons on Tuesday.

The Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan also accused Armenia of “subversive and provocative actions” near the border areas of Dashksan, Kalbajar and Lachin.

According to the announcement of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the mortar attacks of the Armenian forces on the positions and bases of this country in the border areas have resulted in casualties and damage to the military infrastructure.

In any case, Mr. Pashinyan said in the Armenian parliament that the clashes continue in one or two directions in the border areas with the Republic of Azerbaijan, but the intensity of the clashes has decreased in the morning.

In a conversation with the Presidents of Russia, France and the US Secretary of State about the country’s border crisis, the Prime Minister of Armenia demanded an “appropriate response from the international community” and condemned Azerbaijan’s “aggression” into Armenia.

After the first war over Nagorno-Karabakh in the early 1990s with more than 30,000 deaths, Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan clashed again in the fall of 2020 over the control of this region.

In the war of 2020, more than 6,500 people were killed, and parts of Karabagh came under the rule of the Republic of Azerbaijan again due to a ceasefire agreement between Yerevan and Baku, which was concluded with the mediation of Moscow.

Although after this agreement, there have been reports of sporadic clashes with casualties.

At the same time, Armenia asked the international community to stop the “aggressive actions” of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

In the fall of 2020, after the ceasefire between Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan, which took place after a month and a half war, Russia deployed its peacekeeping forces in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

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