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Upholding the Ceasefire between Azerbaijan and Armenia

A fragile truce concluded on 14 September halted fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia that left hundreds of soldiers dead.

  • In this Q&A, Crisis Group explains what occurred and what needs to happen now to restart the peace process between the two foes.

What happened?

In the early hours of 13 September, fighting broke out along the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan, killing at least 207 Armenian and 80 Azerbaijani soldiers.

This escalation was the deadliest between the two countries since their six-week war in 2020.

It erupted at several spots along Armenia’s eastern border with Azerbaijan, spilling into key towns inside Armenia.

The ensuing roughly 48…

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