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Nagorno Karabakh: The silent war next door

Nagorno Karabakh:  The silent war next door
From Al Jazeera - February 15, 2018

Nagorno Karabakh- Troops are "always ready to war", says a commander of a military unit stationed in the Martuni area of the contested Nagorno Karabakh, a landlocked regionin the southern Caucuses that formerly made up the outer edges of the Soviet Union.

For more than two decades,the autonomous region has been controlled by Armenian-backed separatists. But it is internationally recognised as the territory of Armenia's neighbour, Azerbaijan.

The war in Karabakh is silent, cold and dirty.

It flared up in April 2016 when an all-out war erupted between the two factions. More than 400 people died on each side.

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