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Nagorno-Karabakh: Azerbaijani troops reportedly shell Martakert01:09

Nagorno-Karabakh: Azerbaijani troops reportedly shell Martakert

Disputed Territory, Martakert
April 4, 2016 at 20:58 GMT +00:00 · Published

Footage released on Monday reveals the result of shelling reportedly from Azerbaijani troops near Martakert in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

The journalists that were filming in the area were forced to run away from the field due to ongoing firing. A local car was also damaged after shells struck the region.

The hostilities in the region restarted on Friday night, with Armenia and Azerbaijan both blaming each other for the ceasefire violations. According to reports, 18 Armenian and 12 Azerbaijani soldiers have been killed since the conflict resumed.

The conflict over the area dates back to 1988, when Nagorno-Karabakh, a predominantly ethnic Armenian mountainous region, broke away from the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic.

It declared independence in 1991, triggering a full-scale war which ended only after Russia brokered a ceasefire between the two countries in 1994. Clashes still break out periodically in the region, with the latest thought to be among the most serious since the 1994 truce.

Earlier on Monday Russia urged an immediate de-escalation of hostilities calling on Yerevan and Baku to stand their forces down.

Nagorno-Karabakh is recognised by the United Nations (UN) as being part of Azerbaijan but has been under the control of Armenian military and separatist forces since 1994.

Nagorno-Karabakh: Azerbaijani troops reportedly shell Martakert01:09
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Footage released on Monday reveals the result of shelling reportedly from Azerbaijani troops near Martakert in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

The journalists that were filming in the area were forced to run away from the field due to ongoing firing. A local car was also damaged after shells struck the region.

The hostilities in the region restarted on Friday night, with Armenia and Azerbaijan both blaming each other for the ceasefire violations. According to reports, 18 Armenian and 12 Azerbaijani soldiers have been killed since the conflict resumed.

The conflict over the area dates back to 1988, when Nagorno-Karabakh, a predominantly ethnic Armenian mountainous region, broke away from the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic.

It declared independence in 1991, triggering a full-scale war which ended only after Russia brokered a ceasefire between the two countries in 1994. Clashes still break out periodically in the region, with the latest thought to be among the most serious since the 1994 truce.

Earlier on Monday Russia urged an immediate de-escalation of hostilities calling on Yerevan and Baku to stand their forces down.

Nagorno-Karabakh is recognised by the United Nations (UN) as being part of Azerbaijan but has been under the control of Armenian military and separatist forces since 1994.

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