710 Armenian soldiers killed in Nagorno-Karabakh clash
Published: 12:03 PM, 19 October 2020
War conflict situation in the Nagorno-Karabakh region; Photo: Collected
Armenia and Azerbaijan recently agreed to a Russian-brokered ceasefire. However, the conflict over the control of the Nagorno-Karabakh region between them is not stopping. Another 37 Armenian soldiers were killed on Sunday, resulting in the death toll of the country’s military from the clash risen to 710, according to a report by Al Jazeera.
It is learned that Armenia decided to bury their fallen soldiers after declaring a humanitarian ceasefire on Saturday midnight. They arranged a funeral on Sunday. Fellow members of the military and family members took part in the event in Shusha city.
Azerbaijan and Armenia began fighting for the control of the Nagorno-Karabakh region on September 27.
The Nagorno-Karabakh region is largely part of Azerbaijan. But it has ruled by Armenia for many years. The Armenian army has been there since the 1994 war.
At the beginning of the conflict, Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev said they would only stop fighting if Armenia left the Nagorno-Karabakh region. Azerbaijan is restoring the integrity of their territory and will not stop until it is recovered.
So far, the two countries have declared a ceasefire more than once, however, it has been broken and attacked each other. The attack killed hundreds of civilians as well as members of the military. Thousands of people have become homeless.