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Armenia, Azerbaijan break another truce

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/26/20, 01:57 pm

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States facilitated a cease-fire between Armenia and Azerbaijan on Sunday night. But deadly clashes continued over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh minutes after the agreement took effect on Monday, with both sides accusing the other of breaching the truce.

Is either side winning? Two other cease-fires, both brokered by Russia, have also collapsed shortly after starting, and no clear end is in sight. Officials in Nagorno-Karabakh said 974 troops and 37 civilians have died since the clashes broke out on Sept. 27. Azerbaijan has not reported any military deaths but said 65 civilians died and some 300 others sustained injuries. Nagorno-Karabakh is in the majority Muslim nation of Azerbaijan, but Armenian Christians have populated the area since 1994.

Dig deeper: Read my report on how the war has affected Armenian Christians.

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Onize Ohikere

Onize is WORLD's Africa reporter. She is a World Journalism Institute graduate and earned a journalism degree from Minnesota State University-Moorhead. Onize resides in Abuja, Nigeria. Follow her on Twitter @onize_ohiks.

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    Posted: Tue, 10/27/2020 03:44 pm

    Wars and rumors of wars. It just never ends.

    That is why it is difficult for the U.S. to get involved in fighting with the side we think are the good guys. They just never stop fighting. 

    It reminds me of the Dems. They never quit. Either they are in power and do what they want, or they DEMAND it from anyone else. They impeached Trump because he wouldn't do what they demanded. Dems MUST be in POWER or they will make EVERYONE's lives miserable. When will the media WAKE UP? 

  • Big Jim
    Posted: Tue, 10/27/2020 08:40 pm

    Media is wide awake. Media = Dems. Same thing.

  • JimVC
    Posted: Tue, 10/27/2020 05:47 pm

    Armenians have populated Nagorno-Karabakh for centuries, not just since 1994.