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Nagorno-Karabakh: Key cities targeted in Armenian, Azeri shelling

Published on October 5, 2020 9:14 AM
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As Armenia and Azerbaijan continue their clash over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region for a second week, both countries have blamed each other for targeting important cities and endangering the lives of civilians.

Armenia?s government-run information centre has released footage purportedly showing artillery attacks by Azeri forces on Sunday in the city of Stepanakert.

Armenian authorities claimed civilian casualties as a result of Sunday?s attack.

The video shows severely damaged buildings, including an apartment block, and a street covered in debris.

Al Jazeera?s Bernard Smith was forced to leave Stepanakert on Sunday night due to ?intense bombardment?, which he said killed five civilians.

We are told by people still in Stepanakert that the bombardment has [re]started this morning,? he said, reporting from the Armenian town of Goris.

Armenia?s ministry of defence tweeted that Azeri forces had fired rockets at Stepanakert and Shushi ?with great intensity?.

?Fierce fighting engagements are ongoing,? the ministry tweeted on Monday.

Anna Naghdalyan, spokeswoman for Armenia?s ministry of foreign affairs, said on Monday that Stepanakert is being ?continuously attacked by Azerbaijani armed forces with...