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Karabakh Forces Mobilise

Publisher Institute for War and Peace Reporting
Publication Date 4 April 2016
Citation / Document Symbol CRS 808
Cite as Institute for War and Peace Reporting, Karabakh Forces Mobilise, 4 April 2016, CRS 808, available at: [accessed 17 January 2018]
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Fighting has continued to rage between Azerbaijani and Armenian-backed soldiers in the border regions of Nagorny Karabakh.

In Karabakh, hundreds of volunteers flocked to join the army, with large-scale distribution of ammunition and combat gear.

The ranks of the volunteers include veterans of the war in Karabakh, which ended with a truce but no peace agreement in 1994.

Since then, the ceasefire has held overall, although it has been broken by frequent gunfire and occasional incursions both on the "Line of Contact" around Karabakh and along the state border between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Recent days have seen the worse violence in decades.

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