Azerbaijan Claims Final District in Nagorno-Karabakh

12/02/2020 Nagorno-Karabakh (International Christian Concern) – Azerbaijani military trucks have entered the last of the three regions around the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh given up by Armenia. As part of the peace deal brokered by Russia, Armenia agreed to hand over the three districts of Agdam, Lachin, and Kalbajar.

Azerbaijan’s military campaign in Nagorno-Karabakh was backed by Turkey, who supplied mercenaries hardened by Islamic jihadism during the Syrian Civil War. Nagorno-Karabakh is internationally recognized as belonging to Azerbaijan, but its residents are predominately Armenian. The latest military campaign by Turkey and Azerbaijan in this area bore similarities to the 20th Century Armenian genocide. It was conducted with strong ethnic and religious undertones against Armenian Christians.

The peace deal was not welcomed by the Armenian community, who fear for their lives under the rule of Azerbaijan, a Muslim country. Many residents have reportedly fled and do not see a future for them in this region under the current conditions.

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