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Karabakh Conflict Area Violence Flares Again

Azerbaijan’s defense ministry reported losses in violence that flared along the front lines of the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, a frozen conflict that has been unresolved since the fall of the Soviet Union.

“During the night from the 24th to the 25th of February, units of the Armenian Armed Forces attempted an attack on Azerbaijan’s positions at various parts of the front line,” the defense ministry said. “Losses have been reported during the armed clash.”

Armenia reported armed clashes, “On February, 25, at about 03:00-04:00 local time, at two directions – north-eastern (Martuni) and eastern (Agdam) – was an attempt to break through the engagement line,” reported Russian state news agency TASS.

In the response measures by the Karabakh side, “the enemy had new losses – killed and hurt servicemen,” Armenia’s ministry said. No losses were reported by the Karabakh side.

The area has seen heightened tension since a significant clash by the two sides during April of last year that saw international groups attempting to negotiate another ceasefire since the area became inflamed in violence in the mid-nineties.

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