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Border clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan cease.

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After 3 days of fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan that resulted in 16 people dead, the clashes seem to have stopped for now. Around 11 Azerbaijan troops were killed along with a civilian and 4 Armenian troops.

The border clashes occured in the region of Tavush. The clashes occured over a landlocked region that has been disputed between the two countries for several decades.

The landlocked region of Nagorno-Karabakh is a region of Azerbaijan that is being occupied by ethnic Armenians. They declared independence from Azerbaijan, after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991.

The clashes prompted several countries including the United States, Russia and European Union to call for immediate ceasefire.

Thousands of protestors in the Azerbaijan capital in Baku, demanded the government to wage war on Armenia to retake the Nagorno-Karabakh region. Some protestors managed to enter the parliament forcing police to use water cannons and tear gas to disperse the crowds.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, mass gatherings are banned, complicating the whole situation.

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