Azerbaijan and Armenian forces agree truce in Nagorny Karabakh clashes

Azerbaijan has repeatedly threatened to take back the Nagorny Karabakh breakaway region by forceAzerbaijan and Armenian separatists in Nagorny Karabakh on Tuesday announced a ceasefire after four days of bloodshed, as international powers scrambled to end the worst violence in decades over the disputed region. Armenian and Azeri forces said they had agreed to halt fighting from 0800 GMT after clashes since Friday left at least 64 people dead, but Yerevan claimed there was still “sporadic shooting” going on. Key regional powerbroker Russian President Vladimir Putin called the leaders of ex-Soviet Armenia and Azerbaijan after the ceasefire agreement and told them to “ensure” an end to the violence.

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