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Azerbaijan calls for ceasefire with Armenia as deaths soar

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Azerbaijan calls for ceasefire with Armenia as deaths soar
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Azerbaijan maintains that “large-scale provocations” by Armenian forces triggered the deadly fighting.

Baku says ready to hand over bodies of 100 Armenian servicemen killed in the fighting.
Baku says ready to hand over bodies of 100 Armenian servicemen killed in the fighting.
(AA)

Azerbaijan has called for a ceasefire with Armenia amid fresh border clashes that have caused dozens of casualties on both sides.

As a humanitarian gesture, Baku said on Wednesday it is willing to hand over the bodies of 100 Armenian servicemen killed in fighting over the past two days.

The soldiers “died as a result of … provocation against the territorial integrity” of Azerbaijan on September 12-13, said a statement by Azerbaijan’s State Commission for Prisoners of War, Hostages and Missing Persons.

“The International Committee of Red Cross has also been informed about this,” it added.

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan told parliament on Wednesday that 105 Armenian soldiers had died in the recent flare-up, while the count of Azerbaijani fatalities given by Baku stands at 50.

READ MORE: Dozens of Azerbaijani soldiers killed in border provocations by Armenia


Tense relations

Azerbaijan maintains that “large-scale provocations” by Armenian forces triggered the deadly fighting.

The clashes are the latest among the two former Soviet republics, who have had tense relations since 1991, when the Armenian military occupied Karabakh, also known as Upper Karabakh, a territory internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan.

They follow the 2020 conflict that saw Azerbaijan liberate several cities and over 300 settlements and villages that were occupied by Armenia. 

That bout of fighting ended with a deal brokered by Russia.

READ MORE: Armenia has scaled up cross-border attacks: Azerbaijan
Source: AA

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