Truce frays in Nagorno-Karabakh as both sides allege attacks

In the overnight Armenian bombing in Azerbaijan’s second city of Ganja, at least nine people were killed, the Azerbaijani Prosecutor General’s Office said, less than 24 hours after a ceasefire was decided on in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.


The Russia-brokered ceasefire, put in place between the two sides after marathon talks in Moscow, was intended to stop fighting and allow ethnic Armenian forces and exchange hostages and war dead in Nagorno-Karabakh and Azeri forces.

Just minutes after it came into effect, both sides accused each other of breaking the terms of the ceasefire. Armenia denied targeting Ganja and accused Azeri forces of shelling Stepanakert, the capital of Nagorno-Karabakh, and other cities overnight in breach of the truce.

This is the ongoing analysis by Al Jazeera of the recent developments in the dispute over Nagorno-Karabakh.



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