Azerbaijan and Armenia reignite decades-old conflict

ABC News’ Patrick Reevell reports form Goris, Armenia, next to Nagorno-Karabakh, a region claimed by both Armenians and Azerbaijanis, where recent flare-ups have killed hundreds.
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He's a that you may not know much about it it's been happening on and off for decades are may have an answer by John to former Soviet territories have been locked in conflict for 32 years over a piece. Of disputed territory. It was a stalemate until recently and now there's a chance of the world powers may be thrust into this crisis that has already resulted in hundreds of deaths. Patrick Riva was on the ground there and brings us this report. He decades old conflict between as a pleasure on and on Nina re ignites his. This is what life has been likened to go to Kyra thanks capitals demonic still more than a week. Her every sirens and the need constant bombardment. On media and as a plays on how placing a large scale war along the borders of the disputed region. Now a flash points that risk triggering a larger international crisis. Market. Manufacturers who listen don't land. Let them stop this war that is I want my son to be fighting there. I want all mothers to have their son's return to them and I ask everyone to help us. The military conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh. Is one of the world's oldest. The mountainous region is claimed by both army unions and azerbaijanis. As the Soviet Union collapsed in the late 1980s. Ethnic Armenians living in Nagorno-Karabakh. Sold to join the new on the Indian states. The resulting six C rule killed over 20000 people and displaced hundreds of thousands. Despite a cease fire brokered by Russia in 1994. The conflicts was never resolve. Nagorno-Karabakh is now populated and controlled by around the unions but is internationally still recognized as Azerbaijani territories. But that some years the conflict has regularly and end up. There's been new fighting like this since the 1990s. Nearly two weeks ago as a place on. It's a major offensive and his city wants to force army union to withdraw entirely from Nagorno-Karabakh. He says you may send. PCs compared with black jeans just we never had played since 1994 this is the first time went up but gore would cease large lakes camp. Already hundreds of true. Troops and dozens of civilians have been killed. Right now only one route is opens in Nagorno-Karabakh. From on Kenya's capital Yerevan. Driving into the mountains signs of the wolves come towards this. It's an exciting place since they're gonna Karabakh keeps seeing ambulances coming pasta is Darryl coming from the front of the wind and. Getting close at supportive we meets a group of men in new cons that donating them to the war efforts it's emotion. It's our motherland we're giving these car tore friends so that they can use these cars used in wartime. They carried the wounded to bring food to those places that need in the the war has triggered a huge mobilization among them unions people signing up to fight donating food money and basic necessities. And there is a need for them so far fleecing is largely confined to Nagorno-Karabakh. And nearby areas but as my son is indiscriminately bombarding the enclave. New neck Debra Leann split the town four days ago with nine grandchildren are. Then whom now is this kindergarten along with seven adults. This is our Bagram. They sleep in the same room and eats in the classroom and. Jake all of them a bigger ones this is our. Our kids SE. Variety shows of the world I ask you to stop that it's enough I've already seen war three times I can't do that. I don't know ousted turned to where I can highly concessional transmittal so this bombing. Hundreds of people forced to flee on living in hotels in this town on the union forces have retaliated striking CTs in as a by Jeanne. The United States Russia and France have cooled for an immediate cease fire. But that is complicated by a new factor in the conflict Turkey is openly backing as a buddy John far more aggressively than it has in the past. Syrian fights is from Turkish backed rebel groups and now allegedly being sent to. It was a pleasure on to fight Turkey and as a pleasure on denying. But in this refugee camp in northern Syria. Two flights is told ABC news they were recruited by Turkey. Sobel don't mean yeah. Compliment you well a new the Turkish government asked the Free Syrian Army to intervene and Azerbaijan's let me our battalion was asked to provide 200 to 300 people to go to Azerbaijan obedient they told me out earn a salary between thirteen hundred to 18100 dollar. And then this question. A formal military ally about Nina. But it's supplying weapons to both sides of fear is that the tangled geo politics of this conflict could prolong the war making it more bloody. For now the goodbyes continue families sending off their loved ones to place once again. My Anderson came home wounded and down sending my older son to war so that he can protect my motherland our army near us. That we are in the calmly and well let those aspect Chinese interest sleeves they're killing them I understand. Jumped. In on Kenya's capital that burying this. And preparing to receive more casualties that seeking fresh graves three bank who's working and once. Patrick regal pinera ban on media they ABC news life.

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