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Why is there a dispute over control of Nagorno-Karabakh?

By Pjotr Sauer

19 Sep 2023 · 4 min read

informed Summary

  1. Azerbaijan has launched "local anti-terrorist activities" in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, aiming to disarm and force the withdrawal of Armenian military formations. The region is internationally recognised as Azerbaijani territory, but has a majority Armenian population who have resisted Azerbaijani rule for over a century.

What is happening?

Azerbaijan has said its armed forces have launched what it called “local anti-terrorist activities” in the Nagorno-Karabakh region to restore constitutional order by disarming and forcing the withdrawal of Armenian military formations there.

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