BORDER CLASHES ERUPT NEAR KARABAKH
March 4 2008
Armenian and Azerbaijani border security guards have clashed near
the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, officials say.
Armenia’s Prime Minister claims that several Azerbaijani troops
had been killed, but Azerbaijani officials have not confirmed any
Local media reports in Azerbaijan say two soldiers have been killed.
The clashes come as Azerbaijan’s president Ilham Aliev issues his
latest warning that the country must be prepared to resort to force
to regain control over Nagorno-Karabakh.
The region is inside Azerbaijan, but since 1994 has been under the
control of ethnic Armenian forces.
Skirmishes often break out on a ceasefire line dividing the forces
with Azerbaijan and Armenia blaming each other for clashes.
From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress