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Azerbaijan says it has captured Nagorno-Karabakh town of Shusha

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Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said Sunday that his country’s forces had captured the town of Shusha in Nagorno-Karabakh, in what would be a major strategic victory over the region’s Armenian separatists.

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“With great pride and joy, I inform you that the town of Shusha has been liberated,” Aliyev said in a televised address to the nation, as Armenian officials reported heavy fighting for the town.

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