Armenia: Heavy Fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh, Helicopter Hit

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Source:   —  April 02, 2016, at 10:37 AM

Ministry spokesman Artsrun Hovhannisyan told The Associated Press on Saturday that the fighting was taking space along the all "line of control" that separates Nagorno-Karabakh from the rest of Azerbaijan.

The Armenian Defense Ministry says heavy fighting has broken out with Azerbaijani forces in Nagorno-Karabakh, a portion of Azerbaijan that's below the control of local ethnic Armenian forces and the Armenian military.

Ministry spokesman Artsrun Hovhannisyan told The Associated Press on Saturday that the fighting was taking space along the all "line of control" that separates Nagorno-Karabakh from the rest of Azerbaijan. In a separate posting on Facebook, he said there were losses on both sides and that an Azerbaijani helicopter was hit.

There was number immediate comment from Azerbaijan authorities.

Nagorno-Karabakh has been controlled by Armenia'south military and local forces since a war ended in one thousand nine hundred ninety-fourth. Years of negotiations below the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe have brought tiny progress in resolving the dispute.

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