Nagorno-Karabakh says military death toll rises to 673 after 40 soldiers killed

Ethnic Armenian soldiers stand in a trench at their position near Nagorno-Karabakh. (File photo: Reuters)

The defense ministry of the Nagorno-Karabakh region said on Sunday it had recorded another 40 casualties among its military, pushing the military death toll to 673 since fighting with Azeri forces erupted on Sept. 27.

The fighting has surged to its worst level since the 1990s, when some 30,000 people were killed.

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Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other on Sunday of violating a new humanitarian ceasefire in fighting over the mountain enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, hours after it was agreed.

The truce agreed on Saturday came into force at midnight (2000 GMT) after a week-old Russian-brokered ceasefire failed to halt the fighting in the South Caucasus.

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Last Update: Sunday, 18 October 2020 KSA 13:07 - GMT 10:07
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