27 Sep 2020

Fierce clashes reignited between Armenia and Azerbaijan over disputed region

Armenia has declared martial law and has mobilised its military after clashes with its neighbour Azerbaijan.

It claims to have destroyed several tanks and aircraft in response to what the Armenian Prime Minister called an Azeri invasion in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. The area is officially part of Azerbaijan. But the majority of the population is ethnic Armenian.

A war over the region ended in 1994, but there have been new tensions in recent months.  And a warning Jane Deith’s report contains some distressing images.