Avoiding war in the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict – BBC News

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    Despite calls for a ceasefire from the US, Russia and France – fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh continues to intensify. The BBC’s Ros Atkins looks at the history of the conflict, the reasons it’s escalated this week and why some warn it could become a regional conflict.

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