Nagorno-Karabakh: Military death toll rises to 1,009

Ethnic Armenian soldiers gather at their fighting positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20, 2020. (File photo: Reuters)

The defense ministry of the Nagorno-Karabakh region said on Tuesday it had recorded another 35 casualties among its military, pushing its military death toll to 1,009 since fighting with Azeri forces erupted on Sept. 27.

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Fighting has surged to its worst level since the 1990s, when about 30,000 people were killed.

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Last Update: Tuesday, 27 October 2020 KSA 16:56 - GMT 13:56