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UPDATE 1-Armenia reports new round of clashes with Azerbaijan

UPDATE 1-Armenia reports new round of clashes with Azerbaijan

Reuters · 09/14/2022 01:55
UPDATE 1-Armenia reports round of clashes with Azerbaijan

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- Fresh clashes erupted between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops on Wednesday, the Armenian defence ministry said, a day after scores were killed in the deadliest fighting between the since 2020.

At least 49 Armenian and 50 Azeri military were killed, each side has said, blaming the other for the renewed fighting, which prompted an appeal for calm from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Azerbaijan used artillery, mortar and small arms in its attack on Wednesday morning, the Armenian defence ministry said in a statement.

"The situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border remained tense," it added, restating Armenia's position that Azerbaijan launched aggression on its sovereign territory.

Reuters could immediately reach Azerbaijan officials to seek response.


(Reporting in Melbourne by Lidia Kelly; Editing by Tom Hogue and Clarence Fernandez)

((lidia.kelly@thomsonreuters.com))