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Azerbaijan Defense Ministry Reveals Losses in Karabakh Escalation

Sputnik News

22:01 05.04.2016(updated 22:42 05.04.2016)

The Azeri defense Ministry said that the Azeri armed forces have lost 31 servicemen and just one tank in recent outbreak of hostilities along the Nagorno-Karabakh line of contact.

BAKU (Sputnik) – The Azeri armed forces have lost 31 servicemen and just one tank in recent outbreak of hostilities along the Nagorno-Karabakh line of contact, the Azeri defense Ministry said on Tuesday.

"The Azeri side has lost a total of 31 servicemen during the armed clashes," ministry's spokesman Vagif Dyargahly said.

"The claims by the Armenian side that they have destroyed 24 Azeri tanks are disinformation. The armed forces of Azerbaijan have lost just one tank," Dyargahly said.

The violence in Nagorno-Karabakh, a breakaway region of Azerbaijan with a predominantly Armenian population, escalated on Friday night. Baku and Yerevan have accused each other of provoking hostilities.

Following three days of heavy fighting, the conflicting sides agreed a ceasefire in the disputed region that came into force at noon on Tuesday.

Sputnik



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