Death toll rises in Karabakh clash despite calls for calm

Fierce fighting raged betweenAzerbaijaniand Armenian forces on Monday, sparking bellicose rhetoric from regional power Turkey despite internationalpleas for a haltin fighting between the long-time enemies.Yerevan and Baku have been locked in a territorial dispute over the ethnic Armenian region of Nagorny Karabakh for decades, with deadly fighting flaring up last July and in 2016.The region declared independence from Azerbaijan after a war in the early 1990s that claimed 30,000 lives but it is not recognised by any country – including Armenia – and is still considered part of Azerbaijan by the…

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