Azeri troops kill Armenian soldier in border clash: Official

Zee News, India
Jan 18 2015

Azeri troops kill Armenian soldier in border clash: Official

Last Updated: Sunday, January 18, 2015 – 03:57

Yerevan: Azeri troops killed an Armenian soldier in a Saturday border
clash, the latest in the long-running conflict between the two
countries, Yerevan said.

The violence took place near the northeastern Armenian city of
Voskevan, the Armenian defence ministry said.

Azerbaijan is locked in a decades-long conflict with Armenia over the
disputed Nagorno Karabakh region, an ethnic Armenian enclave in

An unprecedented spate of violence erupted last year with the
arch-foes` forces regularly exchanging fire across their border and
along the Karabakh frontline, sparking fears of a major escalation in
the conflict.

Ethnic Armenian separatists backed by Yerevan seized control of the
territory during a 1990s war that left some 30,000 dead, and no peace
deal has yet been signed.

Baku, whose military spending exceeds Armenia`s entire state budget,
has threatened to take back the region by force if negotiations fail
to yield results. Armenia, which is heavily armed by Russia, says it
could crush any offensive.


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