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Global News published this video item, entitled “Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: Stepankert shelled as fighting between Armenia, Azerbaijan escalates” – below is their description.
Nagorno-Karabakh Public TV company ArtsakhTV released on Sunday footage of what is said to be the aftermath of heavy shelling going on in Stepankert, the capital of the breakaway region as fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan that began a week ago and has surged to its worst level since the 1990s. Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev demanded on Sunday that Armenia set a timetable for withdrawing from the enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding Azeri territories, and said Azerbaijan would not cease military action until that happened. Eighteen Nagorno-Karabakh civilians were killed by fire from Azeri forces and more than 90 were wounded in the past week, RIA Novosti news agency cited an official in the disputed region as saying on Sunday. Azerbaijan said on Sunday that Armenian forces had fired rockets at its second city of Ganja, killing one civilian and wounding four, and threatened to retaliate by destroying military targets inside Armenia. Until now, the main fighting has been between Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh, an ethnic Armenian enclave inside Azerbaijan, but it now threatens to spill over into a direct war with Armenia itself. For more info, please go to http://www.globalnews.ca Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/20fcXDc Like Global News on Facebook HERE: http://bit.ly/255GMJQ Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Toz8mt Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: https://bit.ly/2QZaZIB #GlobalNewsGlobal News YouTube Channel
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