23 killed as Armenia and Azerbaijan fight over disputed region
Published: 10:21 AM, 28 September 2020 Updated: 02:19 PM, 28 September 2020
Armenia and Azerbaijan battled over the Nagorno-Karabakh region on Sunday; Photo taken video
At least 23 people were reported to have been killed and more than hundreds were injured on Sunday in a territorial dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan, one of the world’s oldest conflicts between the two ex-Soviet republics, battled over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, resulting in the re-eruption of with the heaviest clashes in years.
According to a BBC report, 16 Armenian separatists were killed in the fighting. Besides, an Armenian child and a woman was also killed in the clashes. There were reports of casualties on both sides. Five members of the same family have also been reported dead in Azerbaijan.
Both countries were once part of the Soviet Union. Clashes erupted between the extinct Soviet Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. Several helicopters and tanks of Azerbaijan were destroyed in the attack of rival Armenia.
Meanwhile, Russia issued a statement from the beginning of the conflict. “The two countries should immediately resolve the issue peacefully through a ceasefire,” according to Moscow, however, the governments of Armenia and Azerbaijan did not heed to this call.
Video of the clashes: