Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict drives thousands from their homes as death toll mounts

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Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict drives thousands from their homes as death toll mounts

Fighting between Azerbaijani and Armenian military forces due to the breakaway area of the Nagorno-Karabakh went on till Wednesday for eleventh day, sans any sign of ceasefire. Over 300 people have been killed reportedly since the continued dispute resulted in violence back on 27 September.

Both the countries have disputed the ownership of mountainous enclave ever since they became independent with breakup of ex-Soviet Union. Nagorno-Karabakh is recognized internationally as a part of Azerbaijan; however, it is heavily populated by the ethnic Armenians.

On Wednesday, an official belonging from regional admin said that the fight had displaced nearly 50 per cent of the civilian population of Nagorno-Karabakh off their homes already.

The fight in Caucasus ended twenty five years of peace, delivered through one ceasefire brokered for ending a war between the ex-Soviet republics for Nagorno-Karabakh during the 1990s.

The officials of Azerbaijani, on Tuesday claimed that the Armenian military forces had set their target on one oil pipeline having cluster munitions that most countries have banned now. The accusation was dismissed y the Armenian Ministry of Defense, insisting that the Armenian military forces hadn’t targeted any gas or oil infrastructure.

Both sides have claimed that either side is indiscriminately attacking civilian regions.

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