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Large cities hit in Armenia-Azerbaijan warfare

Fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh region saw large cities on both sides - Ganja and Stepanakert - shelled over the weekend. Azerbaijan also claimed to capture a string of villages. The death toll after a week of intense violence reached at least 230, in the worst flare-up since full-scale war ended in 1994. The conflict risks drawing in regional powers Turkey and Russia if it escalates.

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