Arabic AR Chinese (Simplified) ZH-CN English EN French FR German DE Japanese JA Portuguese PT Russian RU Spanish ES Ukrainian UK

Nagorno Karabakh: The silent war next door

Latest news

    Nagorno Karabakh – Troops are “always ready to war”, says a commander of a military unit stationed in the Martuni area of the contested Nagorno Karabakh, a landlocked region in the southern Caucuses that formerly made up the outer edges of the Soviet Union. 

    For more than two decades, the autonomous region has been controlled by Armenian-backed separatists. But it is internationally recognised as the territory of Armenia’s neighbour, Azerbaijan.

    The war in Karabakh is silent, cold and dirty. 

    It flared up in April 2016 when an all-out war erupted between the two factions. More than 400 people died on each side.


    WATCH: What triggered the conflict?


    Nagorno-Karabakh has been in dispute since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

    After that, separatists backed by Yerevan announced allegiance to Armenia and then declared an independent republic, a move that has not been recognised elsewhere, including by Armenia.

    In the subsequent fighting, about 30,000 people were killed and thousands of others from both ethnic groups fled their homes.

    View the original article: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/inpictures/nagorno-karabakh-silent-war-door-180215082611944.html

    A ceasefire brokered by Russia was signed in 1994, but the two countries have never agreed on a lasting peace.

    In the same category are

    US hits Iran IRGC with sanctions over support of Yemen’s Houthis The US and Saudi Arabia have accused Iran of backing the Houthi armed group in Yemen The US has imposed new sanctions against officials of Iran's R...
    US lawyer Aaron Schlossberg apologises for viral racist rant Protesters outside Schlossberg's office were accompanied by Mariachi bands signing in Spanish A New York City lawyer whose rant chastising restaura...
    Civita di Bagnoregio: Race on to save ‘dying town’ of 12 people From her balcony, Rossana Medori watches as tourists swarm into her tiny Italian town every day eager to capture a unique piece of history with their ...
    Nicolas Maduro expels US envoy amid new sanctions President Nicolas Maduro ordered the expulsion of the top US diplomat in Venezuela following a new round of sanctions imposed by Washington over his r...
    Facebook’s Zuckerberg grilled by EU Parliament over data scandal Zuckerberg apologised to the European Parliament for the "harm" caused by a huge breach of users' data Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook chief executive, h...
    Amnesty: Rohingya fighters killed scores of Hindus in Myanmar Victims of the massacre included at least 23 children - 14 under the age of eight Amnesty International says it has evidence that fighters from a R...

    Leave a comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *